Clint Eastwood rant spawns #eastwooding meme

Last night at the Republican National Convention, Hollywood icon and noted GOP OG Clint Eastwood chastised a chair.

The chair was supposed to represent President Barack Obama, but it was unmistakably unoccupied.

That didn’t stop Eastwood from lambasting said chair for a full eight minutes, chastising it for Obama’s handling of Russian relations, Vice President Joe Biden’s intellectualism, and the president’s lack of any experience in the business world.

The end result? A whole lot of uncomfortable laughs from GOP politicians and supporters with well groomed hair, a new Twitter handle that will surely die out as fast as this political premise of directing conversations at people who aren’t there, and a new meme, henceforth known as #eastwooding, which is detailed as follows.

Photo via Marcusolang/Twitter

Chase Hoffberger

Chase Hoffberger

Chase Hoffberger reported on YouTube, web culture, and crime for the Daily Dot until 2013, when he joined the Austin Chronicle. Until late 2018, he served as that paper’s news editor and reported on criminal justice and politics.