Viral Clint Eastwood Explains Why He's Picking Trump Over Hillary
Clint Eastwood weighed in on the 2016 race in a magazine interview, declaring his intention to vote for Donald Trump, but saying that he hasn't "endorsed" anybody.
The acclaimed actor and director told Esquire he doesn't always agree with Trump, and that both sides have said "dumb things," but that Hillary Clinton would be "a tough voice to listen to for four years."
"If she’s just gonna follow what we’ve been doing, then I wouldn’t be for her,” he said.
“I’d have to go for Trump," he continued. "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."
He said that the former first lady, senator and secretary of state "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.”
The 86-year-old did not mince words in criticizing the state of the nation.
"[Trump'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----p generation. Everybody's walking on eggshells."
He continued: "We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist."