Clint Eastwood Defends “Empty Chair” RNC Speech

Posted Friday September 7, 2012 2:45 PM GMT

He made quite an impression at last week’s Republican National Convention, and Clint Eastwood is still standing by the speech he delivered.

Though he admitted his remarks were “very unorthodox,” the “Dirty Harry” hunk maintained that he made his point very clearly.

Eastwood also indicated the idea for the notorious ‘empty chair’ speech was a last-minute decision, one he made only minutes before coming on stage when he spotted a stool which someone kept asking him to sit in.

The 82 year-old actor and director said, "“When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”

“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know," he added.

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