Eastwood doesn't endorse Trump, but praises him as anti-PC - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Eastwood doesn't endorse Trump, but praises him as anti-PC

Posted: Updated:
In this June 4, 2016 file photo, Clint Eastwood presents the hero award at the Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. In this June 4, 2016 file photo, Clint Eastwood presents the hero award at the Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif.

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Eastwood has stopped short of endorsing Donald Trump, but in an interview in Esquire magazine he praised the Republican presidential candidate for being "on to something."

In the interview posted online Wednesday, the actor-director hailed Trump as a foe of political correctness and lamented what he called "the kiss-ass generation."

"Everybody's walking on eggshells," said Eastwood, 86. "We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist."

Eastwood, who spoke at the 2012 Republican convention — "that silly thing ... talking to the chair" — urged people to "get over it."

"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," he said.

Eastwood said he wasn't endorsing anyone for president. But asked to choose between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton he said, "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."

Eastwood's film "Sully" — about Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the airline pilot who became a national hero when he safely landed a US Airways plane on the Hudson River off Manhattan in 2009 — opens in September.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.