Although actor and director Clint Eastwood may not be President Barack Obama's biggest fan right now, judging from his speech at this year's Republican National Convention on Thursday, where he conducted an interview with an empty chair as if contained the president, Obama does not reciprocate the feelings.
"He is a great actor, and an even better director," the president said in an interview yesterday with USA Today while aboard Air Force One.
"I think the last few movies that he's made have been terrific."
Obama had less to say about Eastwood's comments at the convention.
"One thing about being president or running for president — if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession," he told the interviewer.
He also said there were no plans to do something similar at the Democratic National Convention, which begins on Tuesday in Charlotte.
"I think we'll be playing this pretty straight," he said.