Hollywood Icon Clint Eastwood Announces Support of Anti-Gun Bloomberg Over Trump

Clint Eastwood spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the current political landscape and explained his support of Democratic presidential candidate and former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg. According to The Hill, “He said he was backing Bloomberg in part because he would like to see Trump be more ‘genteel’ in office. ‘The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,’ Eastwood said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, adding that he would like to see Trump act ‘in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names.’ The comments from the 89-year-old Oscar winner come as Bloomberg faces criticism over his past comments about women and his support for the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.”

Eastwood has been a strong supporter of Republican politicians in the past, even speaking at the Republican National Convention in 2012. Eastwood had endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 United States presidential election earlier that month and spent much of his speech’s running time on a largely improvised routine in which he addressed an empty chair that represented President Barack Obama. Watch his speech below. 

This endorsement comes as Bloomberg’s much-reported and discussed debate performance where he was attacked by all of the other candidates on the stage. President Trump targeted Bloomberg in a series of tweets using the nick-name “Mini Mike” and hoping that he wins the Democratic nomination. View it below: