Clint Eastwood: 'I’d have to go for Trump’ over Clinton

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“I’d have to go for Trump … you know, [because] she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in [President] Obama’s footsteps,” he said in an interview with Esquire published Wednesday.


“I mean, it’s a tough voice to listen to for four years,” Eastwood added of Clinton. "It could be a tough one. If she’s just gonna follow what we’ve been doing, then I wouldn’t be for her.”

Eastwood said he is also concerned by Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, having deep ties with wealthy special interests.

“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 [former President] Ronald Reagan gave up dough to be a politician.”

Eastwood said he admires Trump’s blunt rhetoric but stopped short of endorsing the GOP’s presidential nominee.

“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-ssy 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.

“I haven’t endorsed anybody. I haven’t talked to Trump. I haven’t talked to anybody. He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides.”

Eastwood famously questioned an empty chair signifying an absent Obama during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Eastwood said in Wednesday’s interview he considers the moment “a silly thing” but remains disappointed in Obama.

“He doesn’t go to work,” he said of what inspired his initial criticism of Obama. "He doesn’t go down to Congress and make a deal.

“You’re the top guy. You’re the president of the company. It’s your responsibility to make sure everybody does well."