Thanks to the level of dysfunction that America has witnessed under undeserving president Donald Trump, this particular presidential term has seen more opposition and political involvement than ever before. Not only are young people and newer politicians mobilizing like hell, but many high profile people and A-list actors are coming forward to protest the Trump administration.
Actor Robert De Niro is the latest actor to speak out, building upon several of his other anti-Trump statements from the past. In an interview with Indiewire, De Niro not only trashed Trump, but went after Trump voters, the NRA, and Trump’s new favorite television show, the Roseanne revival. The Academy Award-winning actor also lavished the Parkland students who organized the March For Our Lives with much-deserved praise. De Niro said:
“The people that I care about are those young people who demonstrated. They’re the future. They know. They say, ‘We’ll remember in November.’ They’re the ones that feel the way we do, not the way the gun lovers and the NRA do, with all that idiocy to the point of absurdity… The CDC can’t even do a study because the NRA stopped it. The CDC works for us! How can the NRA stop that? What kind of absurd logic is that?”
De Niro also answered questions about having to play characters who engage in gun violence in his career, and explained that he had “no issue” playing characters with conflicting views, as that’s what his job entails. However, De Niro emphasized that he does not always agree with his characters’ views:
“I could play somebody who’s a total lunatic. I could play somebody who’s a member of the NRA. It doesn’t mean I subscribe to that. That’s what an actor does.”
De Niro also trashed the recent Roseanne revival, which promoted Trump to reach out directly and praise actress Roseanne Barr, who is a Trump supporter on camera and in real life. De Niro pretty much ignored the show and stressed that America needed to keep focused on the “real issues”:
“I’ve never seen her show before, I didn’t know she was supporting [Donald] Trump, but I have no interest in that. We’re at a point with all of us this where it’s beyond trying to see another person’s point of view. There are ways you can talk about that, but we’re at a point where the things that are happening in our country are so bad and it comes from Trump. There are so many people who have left his administration. It’s a serious thing. So I don’t care about Roseanne. They want that thing, fine. We have real issues in this country.”
It’s been a while since De Niro spoke up about Trump – but he never disappoints.
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