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Obama says he’s a ‘huge Clint Eastwood fan’
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Actor-director Clint Eastwood speaks to the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida.   (AFP Stan HONDA)
Actor-director Clint Eastwood speaks to the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. (AFP Stan HONDA)
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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said he’s a “huge Clint Eastwood fan,” even in the aftermath of the actor-director’s rambling “invisible Obama” monologue at the Republican national convention.

Obama said in an interview with USA Today released Sunday that the Academy Award-winning Eastwood is “a great actor, and an even better director.”

But Obama was coy when asked whether he was offended by the performance.

Eastwood talked with an imaginary Obama in an empty chair before Mitt Romney’s speech at the convention, saying the president had failed to deliver on his promises.

The U.S. president said, “If you’re easily offended, you should probably choose another profession.”

The president joked on Twitter after Eastwood’s appearance, tweeting that “this seat’s taken,” along with a photo of him in his chair at a Cabinet meeting.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 03, 2012, on page 11.
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