‘Things weren’t called racist’ when Clint Eastwood was a kid. In the ’30s.
Clint Eastwood supports Donald Trump. Because, he says, America these days is just too politically correct.
Clint Eastwood goes full old man racist, says he likes Donald Trump because the rest of America is too PChttps://t.co/ZNewyFn5na
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 4, 2016
Eastwood said that people should just "get over" Trump's "dumb" comments. And then:
"We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist."
But, um, Clint Eastwood was born in 1930. As people were quick to point out, the '30s and '40s were not exactly a paradise of racial equality.
1) Jim Crow
— Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) August 4, 2016
Did anyone add "lynching" yet? https://t.co/llYw0RR0zo
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 4, 2016
Clint Eastwood is right, it wasn't called "racist" when he was growing up. But now it is. That's what happens when you grow up.
— James Moran (@jamesmoran) August 3, 2016
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