Clint Eastwood has defended Donald Trump in a new interview, saying that people need to “fucking get over” the Republican candidate’s so-called “racist” remarks.
Eastwood made headlines in 2012 when he appeared at the Republican National Convention and proceeded to have an onstage conversation with an imaginary Barack Obama in the chair next to him.
Speaking to Esquire, the actor described the incident as “silly” and said that if he had to pick between voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, he would “have to go for Trump”.
Of Trump, Eastwood went on to say: “He’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now.”
“We’re really in a pussy generation,” he said. “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.”
“All these people that say, ‘Oh, you can’t do that, and you can’t do this, and you can’t say that.’ I guess it’s just the times… 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.”
“I haven’t endorsed anybody. I haven’t talked to Trump. I haven’t talked to anybody. 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. He’s said a lot of dumb things. 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 fucking get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
Trump was recently confirmed as the Republican candidate for this year’s US election.
Trump’s choice of music during his US Presidential campaign has proved controversial since the beginning, previously angering Queen, Neil Young, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and R.E.M.
Queen recently said in a statement that they are “frustrated” at Trump’s “repeated unauthorised use” of ‘We Are The Champions’.