Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Clint Eastwood happy with speech

Clint Eastwood addresses an empty chair at the Republican National Convention in a mock interview with Barack Obama (AP)

Clint Eastwood says he achieved what he sought to do when he appeared at the Republican National Convention last week and talked to an empty chair that he said represented President Barack Obama in a speech was widely mocked.

In an interview published in the Carmel Pine Cone, a small California newspaper, the 82-year-old actor said he did not know what he was going to say until he said it.

He told the paper he wanted to make three points, including that Obama had broken promises he made when he took office.

Eastwood's peculiar, sometimes rambling, conversation with an imaginary Obama set social media ablaze. Eastwood was at the convention to show his support for Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney.

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