Clint Eastwood has finally broken his silence when it comes to presidential politics, and there’s a good chance you’re going to like what he had to say.
In an interview with Esquire Magazine, the actor/director weighed in on the current state of our nation, the hypersensitivity in our society, and who he thinks is best to run the country, and it’s safe to say that this is one celebrity endorsement that Hillary Clinton isn’t getting.
Eastwood believes that Trump is “onto something because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up.” He called it the “kiss-ass generation” that over reacts to literally everything they find offensive.
“We’re really in a p***y 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.”
Eastwood didn’t end there. Apparently his favorite part of the script for Gran Torino was the fact that it wasn’t politically correct.
“And then when I did ‘Gran Torino,’ even my associate said, ‘This is a really good script, but it’s politically incorrect.’ And I said, ‘Good. Let me read it tonight.’ The next morning, I came in and I threw it on his desk and I said, ‘We’re starting this immediately.’”
According to Eastwood, Trump stands out because “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 also doesn’t think Trump’s racist either. In fact, once again he thinks everyone is over reacting to to what the billionaire has said in the past.
“You know, he’s a racist now because he’s talked about this judge. And yeah, it’s a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something. 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.”
He also has his own prescription for America’s problems, and it doesn’t involve any “free” stuff from the government.
“I’d say get to work and start being more understanding of everybody—instead of calling everybody names, start being more understanding. But get in there and get it done. Kick ass and take names. And this may be my dad talking, but don’t spend what you don’t have. That’s why we’re in the position we are in right now. That’s why people are saying, ‘Why should I work? I’ll get something for nothing, maybe.’”
As for who he’d like to be president, Eastwood said that Hillary would be a “tough voice to listen to for four years,” and that if “she’s just gonna follow what we’ve been doing, then I wouldn’t vote for her.”
However, he did say that he’d 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.”
So there you have it. A celebrity weighed in on presidential politics and actually said something we all can agree with.