Clint Eastwood has been a vocal Donald Trump supporter. He never officially endorsed Trump in 2016, but he did verbally support him on several occasions. It now appears that his opinion of Trump has changed over the past three-plus years.
Eastwood has pulled his support for Trump and has come out to endorse Michael Bloomberg. During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Eastwood said he now believes a different candidate would be a better choice for the country.
“The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” Eastwood said.
During the 2016 presidential election Eastwood praised Trump stating that he was “onto something” and “secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up.”
“We’re really in a p—y 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 said.
Now, Eastwood has flipped the switch. He says that he does approve of “certain things” that Trump has done, but adds that he wished that he would act in a more “genteel way,” without using Twitter to verbally assault people.
“I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level,” Eastwood said. He then added, “he has gotten so ornery.”
Eastwood shared that he is a registered Libertarian and that most of his life he has supported Democrats, but adds that most of his own experience lies with the Republican party’s politics. Eastwood was the mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.
“I was a Republican, but people never thought about their parties except at the national level,” Eastwood said. “I drank a lot of tea and chatted with people. I told people, ‘I’ll fix this, and I’ll fix that.’”
Today, he adds that he believes that California is over-regulated making it “a place other than a democracy.”