Clint Eastwood conducted a comical question-and-answer session with an empty chair — which stood in for President Obama — at the Republican National Convention as he explained why he thinks “it’s time for somebody else to come and fix the problem.”

“We own this country . . . We’re the best and we should not ever forget that,” Eastwood said of the United States and Obama, before appealing to voters of all political persuasions. “When someone isn’t doing the job, we’ve got to let him go.”

Most of the speech featured Eastwood — without the assistance of a teleprompter — riffing a conversation with the president in which he purported to ask Obama questions and respond to the president’s irritated replies.