Jack Osbourne Rips 2016 Candidates: Trump 'Needs To Get Slapped' and Clinton Is 'the Evil Empire'

Jack Osbourne Rips 2016 Candidates: Trump 'Needs To Get Slapped' and Clinton Is 'the Evil Empire'
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08/01/2015 AT 03:35 PM EDT

Reality TV's Jack Osbourne may be "knee-deep in dirty diapers" thanks to 7-week-old daughter Andy Rose, but the son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne says he's enough of a political junkie to know a few things about the 2016 presidential race so far.

Number One: After what Republican Donald Trump said about how former Vietnam War POW Sen. John McCain is not a war hero,"I was like, 'Okay, dude, you need to get slapped,'" Osbourne told the Arizona senator's daughter, Meghan, Friday night on her new talk-radio program America Now.

Number 2: He's no fan of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton either.

"She's the Evil Empire to me," said Osbourne, 29, describing himself as "fiscally conservative and socially liberal" – an anomaly (or, as he called it, "a bit of a mish-mash sleeper cell") in majority-liberal Hollywood.



"It's scary to be a conservative in L.A.," said Meghan McCain.

"Totally," agreed Osbourne, relating how his mother Sharon, a co-host of CBS' The Talk, was once "forced to go" to a political fundraiser or risk harassment by her entertainment-industry peers. "You have to play politics in Hollywood," he said.

His own professional interests didn't stop Osbourne from knocking one of Hollywood's favorites, the former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady.

"It's smile-and-wave. Just smile-and-wave," Osbourne said of Clinton's campaign, adding that he's worried fellow millennials will support her just because "she's been in politics for millions of years."

So who will get the Osbourne endorsement?

Jeb Bush, you can dream on.

"I don't want to see a Clinton or a Bush in office again for a very, very long time," said Osbourne.

Ahead of Thursday's first debate by a yet-to-be-determined subset of the 17 Republican candidates for the White House, Osbourne said, "I haven't really rested my hat on anyone yet. ... There needs to be trimming of the fat first."

Maybe Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, if only he can up the cool factor.

"He needs to loosen up," said Osbourne. "He needs to work on his swagger."
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