"Trouble With the Curve" star Clint Eastwood says GOP got what it deserved when it asked him to appear at convention
Think Clint Eastwood's empty-chair speech at the Republican National Convention was ill-advised?
You're not alone — Eastwood himself thinks so too.
The actor/director, 82, told "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli in an interview Monday that the GOP was "dumb" for inviting him to deliver his now-infamous speech, during which he harangued President Obama at length in absentia.
“People loved it or hated it, and that’s fine," Eastwood offered. "I figure if somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get.”
Asked if he would deliver the speech if he had the chance to do so again, Eastwood said, “I never look backward. It’s done and it’s done. I probably would, I wouldn’t be afraid of it.”
Eastwood, whose new baseball drama "Trouble With the Curve" hits theaters Friday, has been making the media rounds this week. On Tuesday, he appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and offered another dig at the Republicans, despite his endorsement of their current presidential candidate.
Suggesting that his core political beliefs aren't necessarily embraced by today's Republican party, Eastwood told DeGeneres, "Libertarian values; that's where Republicans used to be when they were saving money and everything."
Eastwood went on to note, "In the last few years, both sides have just spent like drunken sailors."