Clint Eastwood expresses support for Bloomberg, criticism of Trump

Actor and director Clint Eastwood expressed support for Michael Bloomberg and criticized President Donald Trump's behavior in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. (Source: CNN/Pool)

(CNN) – Michael Bloomberg is getting a boost from actor and director Clint Eastwood.

Eastwood, a self-described libertarian who usually backs Republicans, spoke well of the former New York City mayor and current Democratic presidential candidate in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Eastwood said: “The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there.”

Bloomberg, now a registered Democrat, has at other points in his political career registered as a Republican and as an independent.

Eastwood had less praise for President Donald Trump in the interview. He said he supports some of Trump’s policies, but that Trump’s tweets and name-calling can go too far.

A speech the Oscar-winner gave at the 2012 Republican National Convention is famous. That’s when Eastwood spoke to an empty chair, as though then-President Barack Obama were in it.

Bloomberg entered the 2020 race late, and he won’t be on the ballot until Super Tuesday.

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