Hollywood legend and longtime Republican Clint Eastwood just disappointed a lot of people.
After supporting Trump in the 2016 election cycle, Eastwood has stabbed Trump in the back and is now backing Democrat candidate Michael Bloomberg for president, the Washington Examiner reports.
Eastwood is a staunch Second Amendment supporter and even appeared at the 2012 Republican National Convention with a now-infamous “empty chair” speech.
Trump supporters have flocked to him as an example of how to fight back against liberal Hollywood.
In 2016, when faced with the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Eastwood said he’d “have to go for Trump… You know, ‘cause [Clinton has] declared that she’s going to follow in Obama’s footsteps.”
He also said that even though Trump “said a lot of dumb things,” he is “onto something because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up.”
During a profile interview with the Wall Street Journal last week, however, Eastwood shockingly pushed Bloomberg as his choice, saying: “The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there.”
This is unreasonable
Eastwood is one of few individuals in Hollywood who has regularly railed against the overzealous need by the left to be politically correct. He has made his fair share of controversial remarks and movies, to put it mildly.
Everyone knew of Trump’s brashness when he was elected, and Eastwood was clearly aware of this when supported Trump in 2016 — and he even celebrated Trump’s willingness to thumb his nose at the establishment.
Now, however, Eastwood seems to be shocked by Trump’s conduct, saying he wishes Trump would 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,” he added.
So because of Trump’s brashness, Eastwood is willing to back a candidate who is anti-Second Amendment and actively works to undermine with just about everything Eastwood has supported for years.
Trump, for his part, has shown that he’s a fan of Eastwood by repeatedly retweeting Eastwood’s statements in the past, but that’s likely to change now.