Trans activist Sarah McBride rips into Clint Eastwood’s defense of Trump’s racism

Sarah McBride at the 2016 DNC

Transgender activist Sarah McBride gave acting veteran Clint Eastwood a tough history lesson on race for his recent comment defending Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s racially-charged comments.

25-year-old McBride, who serves as the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, became the first ever openly trans person to speak at any major political convention in the U.S. last month at the Democratic National Convention held in Philadelphia.

On Wednesday, McBride took to Twitter to school the 86-year-old Eastwood for the statements he made in a new interview with Esquire magazine.

The actor said:

‘But [Trump]’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up.

‘That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation.

‘Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff.

‘When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.’

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In response, McBride pointed out that Eastwood was born in 1930.

‘Let’s start a list of things that weren’t considered racist when he was growing up,’ she wrote.

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Other Twitter users joined in the conversation too:

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Yes indeed, we live in a new age and time now. Make America great again? Well, to be honest, America is better now than ever.

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