Clint Eastwood Makes ‘Senile’ Jokes About RNC Chair Speech on ‘Ellen’

by | September 18, 2012 at 2:18 PM | The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Clint Eastwood is now talking publicly about his improvised speech at the Republican National Convention and admits it wasn’t such a good idea.

“It was an interesting reaction, actually…the Democrats thought I was going senile, and the Republicans knew I was,” Eastwood joked Monday during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “But I was just trying to enjoy myself along the way.”

That said, the 82-year-old Oscar winner makes no apologies for his RNC appearance and all the attention he received for his controversial chat with “Invisible Obama” and the empty chair. Relaxed and unembarrassed, Eastwood propped up his sneaker-clad feet on Ellen’s coffee table and said he really doesn’t care about the fallout.

In fact, Eastwood says in another new interview that the Republicans were “dumb” to even invite him to the Convention in the first place.

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“If somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get,” Eastwood told “Extra” while promoting his new movie, “Trouble with the Curve.”

And because he’s “Dirty Harry,” he says he wouldn’t be afraid to do it again. “I never look backward,” Eastwood says. “It’s done and it’s done. I probably would. I wouldn’t be afraid of it.”

Now get off his lawn.