Clint made headlines when he took the stage at the Republican National Convention and insulted President Obama via an empty chair. But the film legend isn’t sorry about his actions!
Clint Eastwood, Academy Award-winning actor and former GOP politician, revealed Sept. 17 on Good Morning America that his now-infamous empty chair speech wasn’t planned ahead of time.
Instead reading a speech from a telepromter, the 82-year-old film legend spoke to an empty chair during the Republican National Convention as if it contained President Obama.
“I didn’t have my glasses with me … so I wouldn’t have been able to read it,” he explained. “So then I’m just sitting there and the guy says, ‘You wanna sit down?’ and I said ‘No, but put that [chair] next to the podium will ya.’”
Though many Obama supporters were outraged by Clint’s speech and took to their twitter accounts to vent their frustration, the president still remains a fan of the actor. “Well, that’s his bad judgment,” Clint said during his GMA appearance, adding that he is isn’t phased by the negative criticism.
“There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less.”
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