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Clint Eastwood

Doesn't 'Give a Crap'

About RNC Speech Critics

9/17/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

091712_clint_eastwood_gma_launchClint Eastwood says he doesn't really give a crap about the people who ripped his impromptu "chair" speech at the Republican National Convention ... saying he was just expressing his feelings.

Clint appeared on "Good Morning America" this morning ... and the 82-year-old explained one of the reasons he didn't want to give a traditional speech off a teleprompter that night is because "I didn't have my glasses with me ... so I wouldn't have been able to read it."

Instead, he explained ... "So then I’m just sitting there and the guy says, ‘You wanna sit down?’ and I said ‘No, but put that [chair] next to the podium will ya.'"

And a legend was born.

When he was told that Obama is still a fan of his, Clint said, "Well, that's his bad judgment."

As for the criticism Clint has received since the speech ... Clint says, "There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less."

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78 COMMENTS

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46.

annie    

The title of this article is EXTREMELY misleading. Clint did not say that he didn't give a crap about the RNC speech critics. He said that there is something about growing old that makes you give less of a crap about things and maybe he feels that way. But, oh yea, I forgot. This is TMZ I'm talking to. You guys will say anything to attract readers.

704 days ago
47.

apara@rogers.com    

I don't give a crap about what clint is thinking!
He admitted he shouldn't have advocating at the stupid NRC.

704 days ago
48.

Jon Ber    

Until the Chair Rant, I though that Clint Eastward is cool and intelligent...

703 days ago
49.

Dennis Teel    

naturally,as soon as obama lovers realised clint was not an obama man,they began to hate him.it's funny reallyit's absurd to be nasty to anyone,senior citizen or not,merely based who the person is voting or not voting for,but hey..obama supporters seem to think that way.you people making ageist remarks,you're freaking idiots.imo making ageist remarks about someone is the same as using the word ****** or spic..it's downright crude,not to mention discrimination.

703 days ago
50.

nickolnikoo    

Clint Eastwood: a great actor.

703 days ago
51.

MissClarity    

Clint, cool your jets (do you still have them w/o viagra). We aren't critizing you, we are concerned with your old man pathetic tirad. Other than that, like your kids, you have taught them "no class" - just look like you might.

703 days ago
52.

MissClarity    

".....didn't have his glasses?" Excuses, excuses OR maybe just another Romney liar on such a lil ole thang. Clint, man up.

703 days ago
53.

MissClarity    

Obama 2012.

703 days ago
54.

Jackson    

The Republican convention was one of the worst and I'm even older than Clint Eastwood. Since when is viciousness funny?. I didn't see anything funny. He said some serious crap like, "Obama is the worst fraud that has ever been perpetrated on the USA." Fun speech, huh? Yeah for douchebags.

702 days ago
55.

MzKelly    

The funny thing is...Mr. Clint not to long ago called the GOP a bunch of dummies...lmao...and that he's a senile liberal.... still Team Clint?

702 days ago
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