05/02/2014 01:43 pm ET Updated May 02, 2014

Steve Wynn: George Clooney's Wrong, I Didn't Call Obama An 'A**hole'

While hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn says actor George Clooney is a "good storyteller," he also insists the actor doesn't always have his facts straight.

In an interview with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle on Market Makers, Wynn shot down Clooney's recent claims that Wynn called President Barack Obama an "a**hole."

In an email sent to the Las Vegas Review-Journal through his publicist, Clooney said he refused to remain at a table with Wynn after the alleged name-calling.

“He called the president an asshole ... that is a fact ... I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said ‘your friend is an asshole.’ ... At that point I told Steve that HE was an asshole and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass," Clooney wrote.

But Wynn denied that ever happened.

"I didn't call the president an a**hole, and George didn't call me an a**hole" Wynn said. "He was a little into the tequila, and, uh, but he is fun to be with. He's a good storyteller."

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the incident occurred when Clooney and Wynn were dining at Botero restaurant while the actor was on a trip to promote his Casamigos tequila during the Wine &Spirits Wholesalers of America convention.



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