Clint Eastwood has never been shy about airing his often-controversial political opinions.
The ever-wincing film legend has been campaigning for the Republican Party since 1952, and has often spoken out against Obama's administration (including one time where he attacked a chair that he pretended was Obama and nobody knew what was going on...)
So it's a no brainer that the topic of Donald Trump would be posed to him during his candid interview (alongside actor son Scott) in the new issue of US Esquire:
"[Trump is] 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. 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 stopped short of endorsing 'The Donald', saying:
"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."
Needless to say, Eastwood, who was born in 1930 at the height of racial segregation in the US, is facing a whole lot of backlash from 'Generation Kiss-Ass' on social media, where he's being accused of defending racism in a time of great social disunion in America.
Check out the whole interview at Esquire.com, here.