Clint shockingly dissed President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention on Thursday Aug. 30 — shame on him!
Clint Eastwood, a respected icon in the film community, is receiving bad reviews for his latest performance — a bizarre endorsement for Mitt Romney, where the actor/director insulted President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30.
Clint, 82, carried on an awkward conversation with an empty chair, an imaginary President Barack Obama — telling him that he failed to deliver on his promises, and it’s time for Mitt and Paul Ryan to take over.
“How do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election, and how do you handle them? I mean, what do you say to people?” Clint asked, after addressing him as “Mr. Obama” at one point — another insult!
“When somebody doesn’t do the job, you gotta let ’em go,” Clint added and then drew a finger across his throat.
Even worse, Clint insinuated that President Obama would use the “F” word — ultimately insulting the leader of our country. “What? What do you want me to tell Romney? I can’t tell him to do that,” Clint said. “He can’t do that to himself.”
The Obama campaign shot back by tweeting a photo of the back of a chair, with Obama’s head peaking over, along with the caption, “This seat’s taken.”
“Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic,” tweeted film critic Roger Ebert, one of many who were outraged by the speech.
Saturday Night Live cast member Seth Myers made light of the situation saying, “[Vice President Joe] Biden has to go shirtless for DNC to top it.”
The Romney campaign issued a statement on Aug. 30 saying Eastwood was “ad libbing” and the thousands of people packed into the arena “enjoyed it.”
How do YOU feel, HollywoodLifers? Were Clint’s remarks funny or out of line?
— Christopher Rogers
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