You won’t BELIEVE what Clint Eastwood just said about Trump
Clint Eastwood’s steely-eyed glare has made him a Hollywood icon and an enduring symbol of American masculinity.
Now, the outspoken actor-director has a message for Americans who are critical of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: "Toughen up you wimps."
In an interview in Esquire magazine, Eastwood praised the Republican presidential candidate for being “on to something,” but stopped short of a full endorsement.
Eastwood then saluted Trump as a foe of political correctness gone crazy.
Trump is “onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” Eastwood said. “We’re really in a [expletive] generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist” and he urged people to “get over it.”
“What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good. And sometimes it’s … I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it,” he said.
Eastwood said he wasn’t endorsing anyone for president but asked to choose between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton he said, “I’d have to go for Trump, you know, ’cause she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps. There’s been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle.”
Eastwood’s film “Sully” — about Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the airline pilot who became a national hero when he safely landed a US Airways plane on the Hudson River off Manhattan in 2009 — opens in September.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.