Obama says he's a 'huge Clint Eastwood fan'

Published On: Sep 03 2012 09:53:48 AM EDT
WASHINGTON -

President Barack Obama says he's a "huge Clint Eastwood fan," even in the aftermath of the actor's rambling "invisible Obama" monologue at the GOP convention.

Obama says in an interview with USA Today released Sunday the Academy Award-winning Eastwood is "a great actor, and an even better director." But Obama was coy when asked if he was offended by the performance.

READ: Eastwood, the empty chair and the speech

Eastwood talked with an imaginary Obama in an empty chair before Mitt Romney's speech at the GOP convention, saying the president has failed to deliver on his promises.

Obama says, quote, "if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession."

The president joked on Twitter after Eastwood's appearance, tweeting that "this seat's taken," along with a photo of him in his chair at a Cabinet meeting.

Meantime,

President Barack Obama will be in the Toledo, Ohio, area on Sunday for a campaign event. He’ll stay overnight before leaving on Monday.

The White House didn't immediately release any other details about the trip.

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