Obama responds to Clint Eastwood jibe

President Barack Obama has responded to a jibe made by Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood during his appearance at the Republican National Convention on Thursday.

Mr Eastwood treated delegates at the convention to an improvised performance with an imaginary president in an empty chair.

Mr Obama posted a photograph on Twitter in response to the act. On his Twitter, Mr Obama wrote "This seat is taken".

President Obama responds to Clint Eastwood jibe. Credit: @BarackObama

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