- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Meryl Streep says she’s “shocked” by Clint Eastwood’s support for Donald Trump, saying she needs to have a little chat with the fellow “Bridges of Madison County” star and “correct” his outlook.

Ms. Streep, an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter who endorsed the Democratic presidential nominee during the convention in Philadelphia last month, told Variety magazine that she was caught off guard by a recent interview with Mr. Eastwood, in which he said he would vote for Mr. Trump over Mrs. Clinton.

“I didn’t know that,” Ms. Streep told Variety. “I’ll have to speak to him. I’ll have to correct that! I’m shocked. I really am. Because he’s more — I would have thought he would be more sensitive than that.”

The 67-year-old Oscar winner said that despite people like Mr. Eastwood, she is confident that the American people will elect Mrs. Clinton in a landslide.

“We have a lot of work to do,” she admitted.

“If you’re an actor and all you do, all you’re interested in, are people and their contradictions and their possibilities, good and bad, you can feel what they say about appealing to the angels of our better nature,” she said. “I think there is a reckoning. People will go — or their wives will go — ‘You know what? This is crazy. It’s too tricky. We’re not going to gamble with our children’s future.’ “

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