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President Obama burns Clint Eastwood via Twitter

How do you respond to a smackdown from one of Hollywood’s best loved stars? Why, you tweet of course.

HOW DO YOU respond to a smackdown from one of Hollywood’s best loved stars? Why, you tweet of course.

Clint Eastwood caused a mixture of excitement and confusion last night, when he addressed delegates at the US Republican convention in Tampa, Florida and took to speaking to an empty chair. The idea was that President Barack Obama was sitting in it.

Railing against the emotion that carried Obama to office in 2008 , the Dirty Harry actor told the chair he cried when he was elected. “And I haven’t cried that hard since I found out that there is 23 million unemployed people in this country.”

Some people took to tweeting photos of their own empty chairs, in a practice now being called ‘Eastwooding’.

And Obama quickly got in on the game himself.

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