Director Clint Eastwood of the film "American Sniper" arrives at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.
Director Clint Eastwood of the film "American Sniper" arrives at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Clint Eastwood has defended Donald Trump, saying everybody should just get over the US presidential candidate’s alleged racist tirades. While the 86-year-old Hollywood actor/filmmaker has refused to endorse any political candidate, he said he would choose the Republican candidate over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

In an interview with Esquire magazine for its September issue, the “Dirty Harry” star, who has previously spoke out against US President Barack Obama, said he would not vote for Clinton because she would follow Obama’s policies.

He praised Trump, claiming “The Apprentice” reality TV star is “onto something,” while blasting today’s society for being too politically correct. While he doesn’t always agree with Trump, he commended him or “just saying what’s on his mind.”

“That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pu--- generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells,” he said.

The Hollywood legend, who was born in 1930, also blasted people whom he considered as being too sensitive. “We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

For those saying that Trump is racist, Eastwood has something to say to them: ‘Just f------ get over it.”

Eastwood hass previously identified himself as a Libertarian, but he said he is a “little bit of everything now.” One thing is for sure, he is politically an “anti-pu---“ party and generation.

The Academy Award winner also admitted to regretting bringing up a chair at the Republican National Convention in 2012 in support of candidate Mitt Romney. As a guest speaker at the event, he brought out an empty chair on stage, indicating that Obama was sitting in it. The act became the most talked-about of the event, with some critics calling the gesture ridiculous.

“I guess when I did that silly thing at the Republican convention, talking to the chair…” he answered when asked what troubled him the most. “It was silly at the time, but I was standing backstage and I’m hearing everybody say the same thing: ‘Oh, this guy’s a great guy.’ Great he’s a great guy. I’m got to say something more.”

He continued to criticise Obama, saying the US president doesn’t go to work.

Eastwood’s son Scott, who co-starred with him in the 2008 film “Gran Torino,” was with him during the Esquire interview. When asked if he would go into politics, the younger Eastwood laughed, saying, “I’d leave that for the birds.”