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Clint Eastwood says he would vote for Donald Trump

Clint Eastwood said he would vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

Clint Eastwood said he would vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

(Photography by Terry Richardson for Esquire)

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 7:47 PM

Clint Eastwood said he supports Donald Trump’s comments the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Oscar winner bashed what he called America’s “p—-y generation” and defended the bombastic millionaire in a lengthy interview with Esquire magazine for its September issue. 

“What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind,” he explained. “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.” 

The 86-year-old lifelong Republican acknowledged the real estate mogul is a “racist,” citing Trump’s hateful remarks against Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel.

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“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,” Eastwood said.

“But everybody — the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist,’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f–king get over it. It’s a sad time in history,” he continued.

The outspoken director, who once served as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., went on to slam people’s sensitivity and “the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now.”

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Eastwood said Trump is challening America’s “kiss-ass generation.”

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“We’re really in a p—y generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells,” he said. “We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

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Eastwood has yet to formally endorse a presidential candidate — or even speak with Trump but would prefer the former “Celebrity Apprentice” host over a White House led by Hillary Clinton.

“I’d have to go for Trump. You know, ’cause she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps,” he said.

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The director posed with his son, Scott.

(Photography by Terry Richardson for Esquire)

“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,” he added.

A political conversation with the “Dirty Harry” star wouldn’t be complete without an explanation for his meme-worthy chair moment at the Republican National Convention in 2012 when he addressed an invisible Barack Obama.

The unforgettable moment, Eastwood said, was inspired by a Neil Diamond song with the lyrics “And no one heard at all/ Not even the chair.”

Clint Eastwood and his son in the cover of Esquire magazine's September issue. 

Clint Eastwood and his son in the cover of Esquire magazine’s September issue. 

(Photography by Terry Richardson for Esquire)

“I’m thinking, That’s Obama. He doesn’t go to work. He doesn’t go down to Congress and make a deal. What the hell’s he doing sitting in the White House?” he asked.

The actor admitted the cringe-worthy bit was “silly” but he was determined to make his point.

“If I were in that job, I’d get down there and make a deal. Sure, Congress are lazy bastards, but so what? You’re the top guy. You’re the president of the company,” he said.

The octogenarian did the interview with son and rising star, Scott Eastwood who remained silent on his thoughts for the Republican candidate.

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