Clint Eastwood excuses Donald Trump’s racism in cringeworthy interview: ‘Just get over it’

Clint Eastwood is on board the Trump train...

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Clint Eastwood is on board the Trump train.

The actor/director recently sat down for a pretty extensive interview with Esquire where he expressed his displeasure for today’s “kiss-ass generation.”

“Everybody’s walking on eggshells,” Eastwood said. “We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

He went on to express support for Donald Trump, though he did not give a full endorsement.

“He’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” Eastwood said. “What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good. And sometimes it’s … I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it.”

Asked about Trump’s recent statements about the heritage of a Latino judge, Eastwood said, “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 (bleeping) get over it. It’s a sad time in history.