Nobody in Hollywood is bombastically outraged over the current political climate quite like actor Robert De Niro is right now. Every week he’s using his notorious tough guy persona and foul mouth to spread vitriol about President Donald Trump and his administration.
On a weekly basis, the two-time Academy Award winner keeps perpetuating the notion that he knows how mafia criminals behave because he’s played some over the years and Trump fits the mold and liberals eat it up.
But you’ll never believe what De Niro had to say about Trump supporters recently.
Just a few short years ago it looked like De Niro’s career was spiraling so fast downward that the actor was headed towards retirement. He had a string of underperforming or straight-out box-office bombs that alluded to it.
However, this year the 76-year-old actor co-starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker,” which went on to make over a $1 billion in the box-office, but it was his recent performance in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” that proved he’s not quite done yet.
That might be why he’s been a little more vocal about his aggressive disdain towards President Trump over the last several months or so.
De Niro gave an interview to CNN host Brian Stelter that ultimately went viral where he was asked about his 2018 Tony Awards speech in which he cursed, “F—k Trump,” and “The Godfather Part II” actor cut him off saying, “F—k’em.” And then reiterated, “F—k’em.”
A CNN employee offstage uncomfortably yelled, “Whoa!” De Niro seemed to reel it back in at that moment with “Sorry. Sorry.”
De Niro has said much worse about Trump exclusively and has no problem letting his mouth run amuck doing so.
Recently De Niro spoke to the New York Times and referred to Trump as a “nasty little b-tch,” while also saying he was an “awful person” with “nothing redeemable about him,” and adding he would never portray him in a movie.
But we already know that’s how De Niro feels about him. There’s nothing new here. Sure, De Niro might use synonymous adjectives to describe Trump but it’s all really the same.
It’s what De Niro said about his supporters that was truly alarming and disgraceful.
“The Deer Hunter” star said of Trump’s supporters, “people who follow him who are crazy and want to do crazy things.”
He elaborated, “Trump has people who follow him who are crazy and want to do crazy things. What we’re doing in film, it’s like a dream. We know it’s not real. There are people who will take anything to be real and that we have no control over.”
It’s unclear what he means by “crazy things,” but presumably De Niro is referring to something of a violent nature. That’s completely outrageous and emphatically false. Even if there were a few bad apples, they don’t represent the majority of the group.
De Niro continued with his fuming, “The president is supposed to set an example of trying to do the right thing. Not be a nasty little b-tch. Because that’s what he is. He’s a petulant little punk. There’s not one thing that I see in him or his family, not any redeeming qualities. They’re out on the take. It’s like a gangster family.”
Trump is setting an example with low unemployment, a stock market that’s never been higher and unprecedented trade deals with other nations across the world. He couldn’t possibly be setting a better example right now.
But to make all of this even worse, how liberals love to celebrate De Niro as an esteemed part of the Democratic party, the “Raging Bull” actor is currently being sued by a former female executive at his production company for gender discrimination and verbally berating her.
She released a profanity-laced voicemail he left for her about not picking up his dry cleaning and it was unbelievable.
So for De Niro to stand up on his soapbox, high up on his pedestal, and proclaim Trump is some sort of thug is really laughable.