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US Election Updates - August 31, 2012

Clint Eastwood mocked over RNC appearance

Veteran Hollywood filmmaker and actor Clint Eastwood produced a bizarre endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney at the party's convention on Thursday night.

Standing on the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida with an empty chair, Eastwood acted out a long-winded conversation with an imaginary President Barack Obama.

The Oscar-winning director criticized Obama for failing to improve economic conditions and for looking to close Guantanamo Bay prison.

"How do you handle the promises you've made? What do you say?" Eastwood asked the imaginary Obama. "I know even some of the people in your party were disappointed you didn't close Gitmo (Guantanamo Bay prison)."

"What do you mean 'shut up'?" said Eastwood, acting offended. "I thought it was just because somebody had a stupid idea of trying terrorists in New York City."

In other instance, the 82-year-old pretended to listen to Obama rant against Romney and let the convention audience guess what the president said.

"He can't do that to himself. You're absolutely crazy!" Eastwood responded. "You're getting as bad as Biden. Biden is the intellect in the Democratic Party. It's just kind of a grin with a body behind it."

Twitter was instantly abuzz with comments mocking Eastwood's speech.

Eastwood, a fiscal conservative who tends to lean left on social issues, endorsed Romney earlier this month at a campaign event in Idaho.