Actor and director Clint Eastwood uses humor, satire to deride Obama's performance
Veteran actor addressed an empty chair in a speech that left some on Twitter baffled
Eastwood, a longtime Republican, said it's time to give Mitt Romney a shot at presidency
Actor and director Clint Eastwood made the day of the GOP faithful at the Republican National Convention when he gave a surprise speech Thursday night in which he laid out what he sees as the good, the bad and the ugly state of American political affairs.
And he did it all while addressing an “invisible” President Barack Obama sitting in an empty chair. Eastwood, who played the iconic tough guy character “Dirty Harry” during his long career in Hollywood, fired up the party base when he said he cried when Obama was elected and cried even harder years later when millions were out of work.
“It’s a national disgrace,” Eastwood said. “It may be time for someone else to come along and solve the problem.”
At times, Eastwood sent the crowd into laughing fits when he pretended Obama was offering colorful objections.