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- There’s no evidence Clint Eastwood said this.
Clint Eastwood didn’t leave his estate to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. The actor and director didn’t say he was leaving Hollywood to "fight against traitors with real American patriots with President Trump." And there’s no evidence that he authored an attack against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that’s now spreading on social media.
"Just in case I’m gone tomorrow, please know this: I voted against, Biden, that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron that spent eight years-in the White House trying to destroy our wonderful country and turn it into Muslim loving, socialist crap hole like he came from and I don’t mean Hawaii!"
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We fact-checked a nearly identical statement attributed to Eastwood in 2019. Only then, he supposedly said that that he had voted against former President Barack Obama, whom he described as an "incompetent, lying, insincere, narcissisitc, double-talking, socialist hyporticte, and fiscally irresponsible moron."
Eastwood didn’t say that, and we found nothing to support that he said this about Biden. In fact, a representative for Eastwood told the Daily Caller’s Check Your Fact that the quote attributed to Eastwood is "utterly false."
In 2016, Eastwood told Esquire that he would vote for Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
"I’d have to go for Trump," he said at the time. "You know, ‘cause she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps."
But more recently, Eastwood has distanced himself from the president. In February, he told the Wall Street Journal that while he approves of "certain things that Trump’s done" he wishes Trump would act "in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names." Eastwood also expressed support for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who had not yet dropped out of the Democratic presidential race.
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Facebook post, Oct. 26, 2020
PolitiFact, It’s not true that Clint Eastwood soon to leave millions to Trump 2020 campaign, July 18, 2018
PolitiFact, No, Clint Eastwood did not say he’s leaving Hollywood to fight against ‘traitors’ with ‘real America,’ June 21, 2019
Wall Street Journal, A Hollywood legend talks politics, Feb. 21, 2020
Esquire, Clint and Scott Eastwood, No holds barred in their first interview together, Aug. 3, 2016
Politifact, No evidence Clint Eastwood said this about Barack Obama, Nov. 5, 2019
Check Your Fact, Fact check: Did Clint Eastwood say Joe Biden is ‘trying to destroy our wonderful country’? Oct. 27, 2020
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