(Images by Terry Richardson for Esquire)
Surprisingly, rich, old, white male Clint Eastwood is fed up with this P.C. bull, longing for the days when (racist) men were (racist) men.
From his new Esquire interview, done in tandem with hot, steadfastly apolitical (at least publicly) son Scott:
It wasn't called racism, it just was racism. The stuff he's referring to is not political correctness, it's actual bigotry. He even uses a Trump kerfuffle with clear anti-Mexican origins to prove his point:
I haven’t endorsed anybody. I haven’t talked to Trump. I haven’t talked to anybody. You know, he’s a racist now because he’s talked about this judge. And yeah, it’s a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something. He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides.
No, both sides are not using xenophobia to get votes, Clint. One side is. Actually, your side is:
I'd have to go for Trump … you know, 'cause [Hillary]'s declared that she's gonna follow in Obama's footsteps. There's been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She's made a lot of dough out of being a politician. I gave up dough to be a politician. I'm sure that Ronald Reagan gave up dough to be a politician.
All about the money. With a dose of misogyny for good measure:
What about [Hillary]? I mean, it's a tough voice to listen to for four years. It could be a tough one.
He's made some good movies, many bad, but he's an asshole regardless, and that's a shame when an iconic figure so many find so talented is also so, so selfish and ignorant. Well, he's only 86; maybe it's just a phase he'll grow out of.