Dreesen on Eastwood: 'All He Asked Is That Maybe Our Government Would Be as Fiscally Responsible as He Is'

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All Clint Eastwood wanted to convey at the Republican convention “is that maybe our government would be as fiscally responsible as he is,” comedian/actor Tom Dreesen, a friend of Eastwood’s, explained Friday night on the Late Show. “And that’s all he came to say.”

David Letterman asked Dreesen, who has a role in Eastwood’s new movie, Trouble with the Curve, about Eastwood’s much-ridiculed by the media monologue with an imaginary President Obama. Dreesen declared the acting icon “has more integrity than almost any man I’ve ever met.”

Recalling Eastwood “is a guy who was born and raised during the depression” who “cleaned pools, he pumped gas and he worked his way to being this icon on his own,” Dreesen, to audience applause, noted “the last 32” films “he directed all came in on time, under budget,” so “all he asked is that maybe our government would be as fiscally responsible as he is. And that’s all he came to say.”