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Clint Eastwood Backs a Dem for President

The Hollywood luminary also talks about #MeToo and why he likes 'Gran Torino'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2020 5:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Clint Eastwood's wide-ranging chat with the Wall Street Journal touches on his films, his politics, and playing golf with Donald Trump—but his line about Mike Bloomberg is making the biggest splash. "The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there," he says of the Democratic presidential candidate. While he likes "certain things that Trump's done," Eastwood wants him to behave "in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names. I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level." Among his other quotes:

  • Golf outing: Eastwood recalls playing golf "many years ago" with Donald Trump and casino billionaire Steve Wynn—two men who each criticized the other when he was out of earshot. "I don't know how much tongue-in-cheek was in all of that, but it was very amusing for me, the lone guy," says the 89-year-old.

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