“The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” the Hollywood conservative said of the former New York mayor, according to the Journal.
Eastwood told the newspaper that he approves of “certain things” that Trump has done as President, without going into further detail.
He said, however, that he wishes Trump would behave “in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names,” the Journal reported.
“I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level,” he told the paper.
According to the Journal, Eastwood, who described himself as a libertarian, lamented that domestic politics has become “ornery.”
“That’s a tough one, isn’t it? I’d have to go for Trump … you know, ’cause she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps. There’s been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She’s made a lot of dough out of being a politician,” he said.
The Academy Award-winning director has held political office himself. He was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, in 1986 and served a two-year term.