Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has said he would vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, claiming the Republican “is onto something” and slamming what he described as the “p—- generation”.
The legendary actor and director stopped short of fully endorsing Trump for president, but praised him for “saying what’s on his mind”.
Eastwood, who served as the Republican Mayor of Carmel in the 1980s, did, however, add in an interview with Esquire magazine that Trump had said “a lot of dumb things”.
When asked whether he planned to vote for the Republican nominee or Clinton, the 86-year-old actor/director said: “I’d have to go for Trump … you know, [because] she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in [President] Obama’s footsteps.
“I mean, it’s (Clinton’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.”
He went on to criticise the amount of money Clinton has made from her political career.
“She’s made a lot of dough out of a being a politician,” he said. “I gave up dough to be a politician. I’m sure that Ronald Reagan gave up dough to be a politician.”
He said he admired Trump for his lack of political correctness.
“He’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” he said. “That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a p—- generation.
“What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind,” Eastwood added. “And sometimes it’s not so good … I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from but I don’t always agree with it.”
“Everybody—the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist,’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f—— get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
The legendary film star famously took to the stage of the 2012 Republican National Convention to campaign for Mitt Romney.
In a surreal speech, he lectured a bar stool where an invisible Barack Obama was supposed to be sitting.
Eastwood, famous for his ‘Dirty Harry’ and ‘Western’ movies, said in the Esquire interview his skit had been “a silly thing”, be repeated his opposition to Obama.
Source: The Telegraph