In a interview with Esquire magazine, Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood informed America of his political leanings with regard to this undeniably hostile election, and especially Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind,” Eastwood said in the interview published Wednesday. “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. I haven’t endorsed anybody. I haven’t talked to Trump… He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody — the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist,’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f***ing get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
And while it might be surprising that the man who made national headlines with a Barack Obama-bashing appearance at the Republican National Convention in 2012 won’t be making any endorsements this time around, Eastwood’s vote is still in the Republican camp. At the end of the day, Eastwood said that he will vote for Trump against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“What about her?” he asked. “I mean, it’s a tough voice to listen to for four years. It could be a tough one. If she’s just gonna follow what we’ve been doing, then I wouldn’t be for her.
“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. She’s made a lot of dough out of being a politician. I gave up dough to be a politician. I’m sure that Ronald Reagan gave up dough to be a politician.”
During the interview, Eastwood walked through his reason for engaging in discourse with an empty chair (also know as President Barack Obama) at the 2012 RNC Convention.
“It was silly at the time, but I was standing backstage and I’m hearing everybody say the same thing: ‘Oh, this guy’s a great guy,’” he said. “Great, he’s a great guy. I’ve got to say something more. And so I’m listening to an old Neil Diamond thing and he’s going, ‘And no one heard at all / Not even the chair.’”
“And I’m thinking, That’s Obama. He doesn’t go to work. He doesn’t go down to Congress and make a deal. What the hell’s he doing sitting in the White House? If I were in that job, I’d get down there and make a deal. Sure, Congress are lazy bastards, but so what? You’re the top guy. You’re the president of the company.
“It’s your responsibility to make sure everybody does well. It’s the same with every company in this country, whether it’s a two-man company or a 200-man company.”
And then he made a statement about America in the Age of Obama that might shock some listeners, but perfectly describes a country that twice elected Barack Obama to the presidency.
“And that’s the pussy generation,” he said. “Nobody wants to work.”
Once again, Eastwood knocks it out of the park. He’s a genuine American who’s tired of our country slipping through the cracks — and he, like millions of other Americans, knows a Clinton presidency will undoubtedly burst at the seams.
(via: Conservative Tribune)