Clint Eastwood backs Mike Bloomberg

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Clint Eastwood, the actor, director and famous conservative interlocutor with empty chairs, has denounced President Trump's lack of gentility and offered his support to Mike Bloomberg in the 2020 elections. The casual endorsement came at the end of a wide-ranging interview for the Wall Street Journal.

As for the domestic political scene, Mr. Eastwood seems disheartened. “The politics has gotten so ornery,” he says, hunching his shoulders in resignation. He approves of “certain things that Trump’s done” but wishes the president would act “in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names. I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level.” As he drives me back to my hotel, he expresses an affinity for another former mayor: “The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there.”

Amazing that people think the story here is "Clintwood becomes a Democrat" not "Bloomberg still a Republican"