Clint Eastwood, the 86-year-old four-time Oscar winner, excoriated the current generation of Americans as weak and overly sensitive while backing Donald Trump even though the Republican presidential hopeful has "said a lot of dumb things."
Eastwood, a prominent celebrity supporter of the Republican Party who appeared at its 2012 U.S. presidential nominating convention, offered a harsh assessment of Americans in an interview with Esquire magazine published on Wednesday.
"He's onto something because secretly everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up," the acclaimed actor and director said of Trump. "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. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist," Eastwood added.
[source : Clint Eastwood: Trump says 'dumb things' but people should 'get over it', Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinteastwood-idUSKCN10F21C, 5th August 2016]
But Eastwood was the man behind the film The Outlaw Josey Wales, which:
1. starred Eastwood as Wales;
2. was directed by Eastwood;
3. was produced by Eastwood's Malpaso Company.
The film tries to generate sympathy for the Confederacy and Southerners, and portrays the Union as a bunch of thugs.
This should come as no surprise because Eastwood is a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans along with Harry Truman, George Wallace and KKK supporter and creator of The Federal Reserve Woodrow Wilson.