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Statement from Clint Eastwood's Guardian, Andrew Kanard,
The estate of Clint Eastwood sincerely apologizes for the comments made by the actor in the nationally televised speech given at the GOP convention on August 30. In that monologue, Mr.Eastwood made comments that were inappropriate and untrue. A President is never responsible for the damage done to the country from 8 years of mismanagement by the previous administration. The abuser of America and her people is always responsible, especially an abuser like George W. Bush. Economic and social abuse of the proud American population is a terrible crime and should always be treated as such. We are sorry for any pain his comments may have caused. Mr. Eastwood has dedicated his life to helping others and these comments were completely out of character. He never intended to excuse abuse or implicate the victims. We hope that these unfortunate statements will not overshadow the great good Mr. Eastwood has done in nurturing the American film industry.
Due to his declining health and inability to care for himself, Mr. Eastwood has moved to a location where he could rest and be relieved of his responsibilities. Although these factors do not excuse his comments, they help us understand how such a compassionate man could have said something so wrong, so insensitive, and so out of character. Our prayers are with all those who have been hurt by his comments, especially victims of socio-ecomic abuse.
Statement from Clint Eastwood:
I apologize for my comments. I did not intend to blame the victim (ie., President Obama). A Republican who abuses this President or the American people is always wrong and is always responsible. My mind and my way of expressing myself are not as clear as they used to be. I have spent my life working on the art of film making and bringing joy to others. I deeply regret any harm I have caused to the country.