Trump spent a week offending everyone — and supporters still love him
Maybe we’ve been calling millennials by the wrong name. Maybe Clint Eastwood is right. Maybe they’re just a “pussy” generation. So Generation X has given way to Generation P.
Asked by Esquire magazine whether Donald Trump had borrowed his trademark killer scowl, the 86-year-old Eastwood upped the stakes by suggesting the two had more than that in common.
“He’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness,” Eastwood said in the September edition of the magazine. “That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy 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. And then when I did ‘Gran Torino,’ even my associate said, ‘This is a really good script, but it’s politically incorrect.’ And I said, ‘Good. Let me read it tonight.’ The next morning, I came in and I threw it on his desk and I said, ‘We’re starting this immediately.’”
Eastwood pinpoints what may be the principal attraction of Trump: that he seems to be the only person in public life who is willing to speak frankly, even if some are offended. You don’t have to agree with everything that Trump says — you don’t have to agree with anything Trump says — to respect his candor.
“What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind,” Eastwood continued, adding, “I haven’t endorsed anybody. I haven’t talked to Trump. I haven’t talked to anybody. You know, he’s a racist now because he’s talked about this judge. And yeah, it’s a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or
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