Not one to mince words. Clint Eastwood bashed the current political landscape in a joint interview with his son, Scott Eastwood, saying that being politically correct has led to the rise of a “p–sy generation.”
“…[Trump’s] onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” the iconic actor said in his Esquire cover story. “That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a p–sy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells.”
The 86-year-old movie star noted, however, that while he’s not exactly endorsing the controversial Republican presidential nominee, he does agree with a lot of things that Trump, 70, stands for.
“He’s said a lot of dumb things,” the Gran Torino actor said of the real estate mogul. “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–king get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
Asked about Hillary Clinton, the staunch Republican said she would be “a tough voice to listen to for four years.”
“It could be a tough one,” he said. “If she’s just gonna follow what we’ve been doing, then I wouldn’t be for her.”
And given the choice between the two candidates, the Oscar-winning star said that he would give his vote to Trump, “‘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,” the actor said. “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.”
Clint’s son Scott didn’t chime in to agree or disagree with his father at any point during the interview.
Four years ago, the director made headlines when he delivered a surprising Republican National Convention speech directed at an “invisible” Barack Obama sitting in an empty chair, addressing the candidate as though he were there.
Obama later said he wasn’t offended by Eastwood’s divisive speech, telling USA Today that he is “a huge Clint Eastwood fan.”