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Clint Eastwood Doesn't Endorse Trump But Praises Him as Anti-PC

The actor-director acknowledges, however, that Trump has said "a lot of dumb things"

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    Actor/director Clint Eastwood speaks onstage during Spike TV's 10th Annual Guys Choice Awards on June 4, 2016 in Culver City, California. Eastwood praised Trump during an interview with Esquire magazine, but stopped short of endorsing the Republican presidential candidate.

    Clint Eastwood is stopping short of endorsing Donald Trump but says the Republican presidential candidate is "on to something." 

    In an interview in Esquire magazine this month, the actor-director praises Trump as a foe of political correctness and laments what he calls "the kiss-ass generation." 

    The 86-year-old Eastwood says today "everyone is walking around on eggshells" and that claims of racism are overused. He says growing up "these things weren't called racist." 

    Eastwood, who spoke at the 2012 Republican convention, urges people to "get over it." He acknowledges, however, that Trump has said "a lot of dumb things." 

    Eastwood's latest film "Sully" opens in September.