Only one problem: It’s completely made up.
Hoax-busting site Snopes.com was all over it Wednesday:
“On 22 November 2016, the disreputable web site Departed.co published an article that reported that Clint Eastwood had refused to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama,” said Snopes writer Dan Evon.
“The ‘article’ consisted of a sensational headline (“Clint Eastwood Refuses to Accept Presidential Medal of Freedom From Obama, Says ‘He is not my president'”) and a screenshot of a message allegedly posted by the actor on Twitter.
But the @ClintEastwoodLA Twitter account is run by “Walt Kowalski,” Eastwood’s character from the movie “Gran Torino” — “I’m the good, the bad, & the ugly. Now #GetOffMyLawn.”
In any case, the White House didn’t list Eastwood as a recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Some 21 were awarded Tuesday.
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