President Donald Trump has lost a big Hollywood gun. Actor, writer, director Clint Eastwood (Richard Jewell, Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven) has said in an interview with The Washington Post that he is switching allegiances from Donald Trump to former New York City mayor and Democratic Presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg.
A longtime conservative – who can forget talking to an empty “Barack Obama” chair at the 2012 Republican convention – Eastwood told The Journal, that he believes the country would be better with a different candidate. “The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” he said.
Eastwood never officially backed Trump in 2016. In an interview in the same year with Variety, he expressed displeasure with Trump and Hillary Clinton, saying there’s “much funny business on both sides of the aisle.”
He praised Trump at the time because he was “onto something” and “secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up.”
“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,” Eastwood said.
Now, he’s changed his tune a bit on Trump.
While he approves of “certain things” the president has done, Eastwood said he wishes that he would act “in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names. I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level.”