Clint Eastwood: 'Everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up...'
We love all things Clint Eastwood. He, Mike Rowe, and Chris Pratt are basically our Holy Trinity of manliness. The one-liners from Eastwood alone are worth loving him. Then the gifs. But who can forget Eastwooding from a few conventions back? Exactly.
So when you ask Clint Eastwood about Donald Trump and the overall idea of political correctness, he doesn't disappoint.
[Trump's] onto something, because secretly everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That's the kiss-ass generation we're in right now. We're really in a pussy generation. Everybody's walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff.
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.
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. But everybody—the press and everybody's going, "Oh, well, that's racist," and they're making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It's a sad time in history.
Clint Eastwood is the anti-PC warrior we should all hope to be when we grow up.
It's actually quite difficult to come up with some commentary for those words. I mean, how do you top that? Dude's a friggin brilliant genius times a .44 Magnum.
Don't be surprised, you knew that GIF was coming.
He's right. We're walking on eggshells. We're constantly worried about who's going to get triggered and need to retreat to their safe space. Okay, okay, not us personally. No one here at LwC worries about triggering much of anything. Unless it's an actual trigger, then let's talk. AR-15? 9mm? What are you packing?
Whatever you think of Trump, one reason he is popular is his lack of an oratory filter. For better or for worse. He will tell you what he's thinking. Turns out, just as we're fist-pumping the Eastwood here, so too have people fist-pumped the Donald. People crave honesty. They want unfiltered. They want the truth. Not mealy-mouthed, focused-group rhetoric. The truth.
The more we don't hear the truth from our political class, the more we crave it wherever we can find it.
Looks like we can always count on Clint here to narrow in. Bravo, sir. Bravo.
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