Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood thinks people need to simply “get over” Donald Trump’s controversial comments and policies.
Sharing his political opinions with Esquire, the 86-year-old praised Trump for fighting back against what he deems the “kiss-ass generation” that fears causing offense.
I’m not sure Clint Eastwood, somebody who grew up when schools were still racially segregated, should be playing the “back in my day” card.
— Angry Salmond (@AngrySalmond) August 4, 2016
“He’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” the Oscar winner said. “That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy 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.”
Clint Eastwood is right, it wasn’t called “racist” when he was growing up. But now it is. That’s what happens when you grow up.
— James Moran (@jamesmoran) August 3, 2016
Some of Trump’s most controversial statements include his promise to build a wall to keep Mexicans out and his plan to enforce a ban on Muslims entering the US. However, Eastwood – who caused his own RNC stir back in 2012 by addressing an empty chair in his speech – would like everybody to just “f**king get over it.”
“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,” Eastwood said.
“Just f**king get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
You know what else wasn’t racist when Clint Eastwood was growing up?
*chooses not to post picture of Mickey and Judy in blackface*
— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) August 4, 2016
Thank you, Clint Eastwood, for representing the nation’s coffin-dodging, racist uncles who are only let out of their care homes on holidays.
— Amanda (@Manda_like_wine) August 4, 2016
In case you’re wondering how he’s likely to vote come November, Eastwood was careful to point out that he refuses to endorse either candidate. But, if pushed: “I’d have to go for Trump.”