What Was President Obama's Response to Clint Eastwood's Chair Antics?
Barack Obama, Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood raised some eyebrows last week when he gave a speech at the Republican National Convention, during which he directed questions to an invisible President Obama, represented by an empty chair on stage.
The Oscar winner had some harsh words for the sitting commander-in-chief, and implied more than once that Obama was telling him to shut up (or worse). So how did President Obama react?
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"He is a great actor, and an even better director," Obama told USA Today Saturday. "I think the last few movies that he's made have been terrific."
When pressed about Eastwood's performance at the RNC specifically and asked whether he was offended, the president demurred.
"One thing about being president or running for president — if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession," he told reporters.
It was perhaps a tweet from Obama's Twitter account shortly after Eastwood's speech Thursday that really summed up his feelings, though.
Accompanied by a photo showing Obama sitting in a chair tagged with "The President," the tweet reads simply: "This seat's taken."