AceShowbiz - Clint Eastwood discusses U.S. election in his first joint interview with son Scott Eastwood for Esquire magazine. The 86-year-old actor-turned-director talks about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and whom he'll vote for. "[Trump'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," he says.
"We're really in a p***y 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," he continues. "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."
The helmer further defends the Republican Presidential nominee who always seems to spark controversy with his statements. "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," Eastwood says.
"I haven't endorsed anybody. I haven't talked to Trump. I haven't talked to anybody," he insists. "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."
When asked to choose between Trump and Clinton, Eastwood responds, "That's a tough one, isn't it?" But he continues, "I'd have to go for Trump ... 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."
Clint Eastwood is a loyal Republican supporter. He took the stage at Republican National Convention to support Mitt Romney in 2012. He talked to an empty chair back then, and now he regrets it. Calling it "silly," he says he was inspired to do the bit when backstage listening to Neil Diamond's song with lyrics: "And no one heard at all / Not even the chair."
"I'm thinking, That's Obama. He doesn't go to work. He doesn't go down to Congress and make a deal. What the hell's he doing sitting in the White House? If I were in that job, I'd get down there and make a deal. Sure, Congress are lazy bastards, but so what? You're the top guy. You're the president of the company. It's your responsibility to make sure everybody does well," he explains. "It's the same with every company in this country, whether it's a two-man company or a two-hundred-man company ... And that's the p***y generation - nobody wants to work."