President Barack Obama: ‘I Am a Huge Clint Eastwood Fan’

Clint Eastwood's Ramble
Clint Eastwood speaks to Obama in chair form at RNC.
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Stars mock Clint Eastwood following RNC debacle.
President Barack Obama has a few words for Clint Eastwood — but don’t expect a feud to erupt anytime soon.

“I am a huge Clint Eastwood fan,” the President told USA Today on Saturday, in an interview that will be published in full on Labor Day Monday.

“He is a great actor, and an even better director,” he added.

What else did the President have to say about the ‘Dirty Harry’ actor?

Remaining mum on Eastwood’s Republican National Convention spectacle last week, Obama opted instead to discuss the 82-year-old actor’s work onscreen.

“I think the last few movies that he’s made have been terrific,” Obama told the paper.

On Thursday, Eastwood addressed the President — in chair form — during an long ramble that Mitt Romney officials later confirmed was improvised and unrehearsed.

At one point, in response to imagined explicit words, Eastwood told the chair, “What do you want to tell Romney? I can’t tell him to do that. I can’t tell him to do that for himself.”

Following the speech, the President and his team took to Twitter for a more subtle response.

“This seat’s taken,” Obama wrote in his post, attaching a picture of himself sitting in his Cabinet Room chair.

With the Democratic National Convention set for Tuesday, can viewers expect any speeches involving chairs and similar props?

“I think we’ll be playing this pretty straight,” the President told USA Today.

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