The Democratic hopefuls for the presidential race is heating and you know what that means; celebrities are obnoxiously handing out their endorsements as if we care.
Just recently, Michael J. Fox endorsed Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Tenacious D frontman and movie star Jack Black endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren and famed daytime television star Judge Judy endorsed former Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
And then Clint Eastwood made a stunning and disgraceful endorsement.
Clint Eastwood has been a household name in America for over six decades when he stormed onto the scene with the “Dollars” trilogy that included “A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
He was the star that gave the genre “Spaghetti Westerns” a good name because before director Sergio Leone’s “Dollars” trilogy, they were largely considered to be low-budget trash.
Eastwood’s career never looked back for decades including iconic roles in “Dirty Harry,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Unforgiven,” “In the Line of Fire” and “Gran Torino.” Nobody encapsulates the man’s man more than Clint Eastwood.
And it’s not just in front of the camera.
Behind the camera, Eastwood has won for Oscars for Best Director and Producer of “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby.” His catalog as a director is over 40 movies long and most recently was the underappreciated “Richard Jewell.”
What many love about Eastwood is his unwavering support for conservatives. Nobody in Hollywood bats an eye at his politics because he’s Clint Eastwood. He’s one of the most powerful people in all of Hollywood.
But much to the dismay and shock to everyone, Eastwood just endorsed former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg for president for the upcoming 2020 General Election.
The 89-year-old director and actor spoke to the Wall Street Journal recently and he said, “The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” Eastwood said.
He claimed to be a Libertarian who respected other ideas, but also said he would like to see President Donald Trump act “in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names. I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level.”
Every liberal calls Trump names. Why can’t he retaliate against his aggressors?
This marks the first time Eastwood has been publicly critical of President Trump. In 2015, gearing up for the election year, Eastwood claimed voters were “looking for somebody who is outspoken and who isn’t afraid” and said Trump “seems to have kind of a fearless attitude.”
If you remember, Eastwood surprised his liberal colleagues when he spoke at the 2012 Republican National Convention and mocked then-President Barack Obama to an empty stool on stage.
In 2016, his reasoning for not endorsing Hillary Clinton was that he would follow in Obama’s footsteps saying, “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.”
His latest film “Richard Jewell” is a far cry from liberal propaganda. In it, it criticizes the FBI and media power. Jewell was an innocent man who was dragged through the mud because his guilt fit their narrative.
This is what Trump has been saying all along so it’s somewhat of a bizarre one-eighty away from his 2016 endorsement. There is a method to Trump’s tweets and it all serves a specific purpose which seems to be lost on a lot of people.
The positive changes in America since Obama left office have been overwhelming.
Maybe he’ll come to his senses before November 4th.