It seems like every A-list celeb has a story either about a near-miss or full on tragedy of an encounter with the current US President and George Clooney it turns out is no different.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Clooney revealed that he crossed paths with the then real estate mogul and 'The Apprentice' star in a New York restaurant which ended about as well as you would expect.

"He came in and we talked for a while," Clooney said. "I'd had neck surgery, and he said, 'I'll give you the name of a doctor,' and he wrote me a couple of times with the name. Then he went on Larry King Live and told him I was very short. I'm 5-foot-11 — I'm not the tallest actor in the world, but I'm not short. That made me laugh."

Clooney, whose latest directorial effort 'Suburbicon' comes out here on November 24th, also opened up about he likelihood of him moving into politics full time, which is now a bit reserved about.

"I'd like to not think I would be in politics," he said. "I'd like to think that would make my life miserable. I don't really think about that. But I do think you always have to participate, in your town and your country and the world."

If it's a case of Clooney or Trump, we think the choice is obvious.