Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood said Wednesday that although Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump might have found a better way to respond to the father of a slain Muslim soldier, Khizr Khan was being used by the Democratic Party.
“I think he (Trump) made a mistake by making fun of the guy’s dead son, but that’s his business,” Eastwood told TMZ. “I don’t think you have to be too politically correct, but you don’t have to be rude to somebody.”
“But also, the guy was being exploited by a political party. That’s no good either. Whether either party does it, exploitation shouldn’t take advantage of some poor slob.”
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Eastwood’s comments reflect themes he mentioned in a recent interview with Esquire. In that interview, Eastwood told Esquire that Trump is “onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-a– generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a p—- 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 noted that although both sides have said what he called “dumb things,” Trump gets special attention. “The press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist,’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f—— get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
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In the interview, Eastwood said it was time for leaders to “get in there and get it done. Kick a– and take names. And this may be my dad talking, but don’t spend what you don’t have. That’s why we’re in the position we are in right now.”
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