PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Clint Eastwood is no fan of Hillary Clinton. But he thinks Donald Trump says racist things. And you should get over it.
In an interview published in Esquire, the 86-year-old acting/directing icon pulled no punches when he was talking about the GOP nominee. While he hasn’t endorsed anyone in this year’s election, he said he thinks Trump is on to something.
“[Trump’s] onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” he said. “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.”
“What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good. And sometimes it’s … I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it.”
But he’s not inclined to endorse Hillary because ” she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps.”
Asked what he would say if he wrote a stump speech for this campaign, Eastwood was direct.
“‘Knock it off. Knock everything off.’ All these people out there rattling around the streets and stuff, s—. They’re boring everybody. Chesty Puller, a great Marine general, once said, ‘You can run me, and you can starve me, and you can beat me, and you can kill me, but don’t bore me.'”