Michael Douglas shares 'deep concerns' over President Joe Biden

Michael Douglas has "deep concerns" about President Joe Biden running for re-election.

The 79-year-old actor has been a long-term supporter of the US leader but admitted he is worried the 81-year-old Commander-in-Chief won't be fit for the job in the coming years.

He told 'Access Hollywood': “What are my concerns? The same concerns as everybody else has.

“I love the guy. I’ve been supporting him for a long time.

"We initially had a fundraiser at our house too and so it’s a deep concern. Maybe not so much for tomorrow but I do worry about a year from now.

"So, I hope we can resolve this, either he or the party can get through it.”

The 'Wall Street' star - who has executive produced and narrated 'America's Burning', a new documentary about the political divide in the US - thinks his home country can learn a lot from how elections are run in other nations.

Referring to his Welsh wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, he said: “Well, she is not an American. Which is one of the other issues, you see how fast the English get elections done. Changing elections like in three weeks. Even in France too.

"So hopefully we can get some ideas as to how just shorten this whole period and kind of reduce the money.

"Take the money out of elections, it’s getting kind of crazy.”

Michael's comments come after fellow Democrat supporter George Clooney penned an op-ed for the New York Times, in which he urged Biden to quit the 2024 presidential race.

The 63-year-old actor wrote: “It’s devastating to say it, but he is not the same man he was, and he won’t win this fall.

“I love Joe Biden. As a senator. As a vice president and as president. I consider him a friend, and I believe in him.

“But the one battle he cannot win is the fight against time.”

George met Biden three weeks ago at a fundraiser and added he held leaders of the Democratic party responsible for ignoring every “warning sign” of Biden’s declining physical and mental capabilities.

He continued: “It’s devastating to say it, but the Joe Biden I was with three weeks ago at the fundraiser was not the Joe ‘big f****** deal’ Biden of 2010.

“He wasn’t even the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same man we all witnessed at the debate.

“We are not going to win in November with this president. On top of that, we won’t win the House and we’re going to lose the Senate.

“This isn’t only my opinion; this is the opinion of every senator and congress member and governor that I’ve spoken with in private. Every single one, irrespective of what he or she is saying publicly.”

Celebrities including Stephen King, 76, and director Rob Reiner, 77, have also called on the politician to quit running for president.

But the leader has stayed defiant and has demanded an “end” to protests over his age, arguing he is still best placed to beat his rival Donald Trump, 78, to another four years in office.