Clint Eastwood Wants People To Get Over Donald Trump's Racism

The 86-year-old actor praised the loud-mouthed billionaire for “saying what’s on his mind” and paying no heed to political correctness.

Academy Award winning director and Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood has some very strong feelings about the current political landscape — particularly the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, whom he stopped short of endorsing but praised lengthily during a recent interview.

Declaring his hatred for “the kiss-a** generation we’re in right now,” the actor criticized political discourse in the United State for being overly sensitive. He also denounced political correctness by using the classic “back in my day” trope to prove his point.

“But (Trump) is onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” the 86-year-old told Esquire. “That’s the kiss-a** generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a p***** 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.”

Just a reminder: When Eastwood was growing up, schools used to be racially segregated and Japanese internment camps were a reality. It is not entirely surprising that Trump’s racist rhetoric does not bother him as much as it does everyone else.

“What Trump is onto is he's just saying what's on his mind,” the “Gran Torino” star explained. “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.”

Eastwood, who once served as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, said he would prefer the former reality TV star over the former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton — because she's “gonna follow in Obama's footsteps.”

“You know, he's a racist now because he's talked about this judge. And yeah, it's a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something," Eastwood continued, referring to Trump’s incendiary remarks. “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***ing get over it. It's a sad time in history.”

It is a sad time, indeed.

Eastwood, one of the few Republicans in the exceedingly liberal Hollywood, is politically famous for his 2012 Republican National Convention speech where he yelled at an empty chair, imagining President Obama.

Twitterati had a lot of mixed feelings about the infuriating interview:

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