Eastwood: Don't Kiss Up to Politicians of Either Party

Eastwood: Don't Kiss Up to Politicians of Either Party

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Clint Eastwood said on Friday that the aim of his widely publicized speech to the Republican National Convention was to urge Americans to stop idolizing politicians – of any party.

Speaking at a news conference promoting his upcoming movie drama “Trouble with the Curve,” the Oscar-winning actor and director said Americans should look at the records of politicians and make their own judgments.

“My only message was that I just want people to take the idolizing factor out of every contestant out there and just look at the work, look at the background and make a judgment on that,” he told reporters who asked him to reflect on his ’empty chair’ speech last month.

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