Obama Says Not Offended By Eastwood Republican Convention Riff: Is a “Huge” Fan
USA TODAY reports that President Barack Obama wasn’t offended by Clint Eastwood’s empty chair riff at the Republican Presidential convention and remains a fan:
President Obama wants to make it clear that, in his own words, “I am a huge Clint Eastwood fan.”
“He is a great actor, and an even better director,” the president said in an interview with USA TODAY aboard Air Force One, on his way to campaign rallies in Iowa Saturday. “I think the last few movies that he’s made have been terrific.”
….Was he offended?
“One thing about being president or running for president — if you’re easily offended, you should probably choose another profession.” Obama said with a smile. He said there would be no effort to counter with a similar stunt at the Democratic National Convention, which opens in Charlotte Tuesday.
“I think we’ll be playing this pretty straight,” he said.