Paul Ryan On Eastwood Speech: Clint Being Clint

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Friday responded to Clint Eastwood’s baffling speech at the GOP convention, saying the the actor and filmmaker’s address was not a distraction.

Following a campaign rally in Richmond, Va., Ryan told a local television station, “I think Clint Eastwood was just being Clint Eastwood … One of the most profound things that Clint said was that 23 million people are out of work, struggling to find jobs. It’s unacceptable.”

h/t Politico

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