De Niro’s Restaurants Took COVID Relief Loans Worth $28 Million, Regrets It

Robert De Niro had no problem taking more than a dozen loans from the president’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) totaling 28 million dollars. The 76-year-old Trump hater used his restaurant and hotel businesses to scam the money meant to go to Americans who were facing bankruptcy due to the COVID crisis. Well, poor Bobby was just made to regret it. You’ll love this.

Robert De Niro (Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshot)

Nobu, the posh, high-end restaurant and hotel chain — backed by left-wing actor and raging Trump-basher Robert De Niro — took more than a dozen loans from the Trump administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

In DeNiro’s eyes, President Trump is a “mean-spirited, soulless, amoral, abusive con-artist son of a bitch.” But that didn’t stop one of the actor’s prime investments from using the Trump administration’s loan program for cash, a loan program meant to help keep small business wrecked by the Chinese coronavirus financially afloat.

The Nobu chain of luxury restaurants and hotels took 14 loans from the U.S. small business relief program for as much as $28 million, which went toward properties across the country, according to a report by CNBC.

“Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa — the celebrity chef and owner of the restaurant chain — has a net worth of $200 million. Meanwhile, Robert De Niro — who co-founded it — is worth an estimated $500 million,” Breitbart reports.

The report added that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that the program was not meant to go toward companies that could reasonably tap other forms of capital during the pandemic.

The luxury restaurant chain was founded by De Niro, Matsuhisa, and film producer Meir Teper, who combined are estimated to have a net worth of roughly $700 million.

De Niro’s group got on the radar of news outlets after the Trump administration revealed the names of the companies who took the biggest loans, and lo and behold, the leftwing actor was listed as one of the bigger beneficiaries of the program taking 28 million.

P.F. Chang’s, Five Guys hamburgers, and Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits have also received multimillion-dollar loans but nowhere near De Niro’s $28 million. Cafe business Bluestone Lane was also given a loan worth between $5 million and $10 million.

Of course, De Niro and his partners had more than enough available wealth to keep their businesses afloat without scamming the government out of cash that is coming from the American taxpayers.

That’s why Americans blasted Bobby De Niro on social media. He was trending in the worst way possible as he was exposed as a hypocrite and scam artist during a pandemic.

“This is sick. Tens of millions go to #RobertdeNiro’s #Nobu. #coronavirus taught Americans nothing abt unnecessary #consumerism. He & his rich celebrity leftist friends r America’s problem,” tweeted Twitter user “Hungary.”


“#PPP ‘a loan program meant to help keep small business wrecked by the Chinese coronavirus financially afloat.’ Robert De Niro‘s Nobu Restaurants and Hotels Took 14 Coronavirus Relief Program Loans Worth $28 Million,” tweeted Sissy Willis.

“Perhaps #RobertDeNiro is going to provide a comment on how he #hates #Trump but loves the #money?? Anyone??” tweeted “Verbos Veritatis.”

“Oddities of life: Communist takes tax dollars from capitalist to survive, then vote for communist control,” tweeted “Yahtahei.”

“I don’t want to EVER hear another crap rant out of THIS a-hole’s mouth,” tweeted “RI Deplorable.”

“F…ing #hypocrite bashes @realDonaldTrump & his policies every time he opens his potty mouth Trump administration should investigate? #IRS?” tweeted Palm Desert Rat.

“Who’s the ‘con artist’ now? Robert De Niro’s restaurant chain taking up to $28 MILLION from Trump admin Covid-19 relief loans,” tweeted “Editor on eTN.”

Robert De Niro is running scared. 

“Emails to Nobu representatives weren’t immediately returned,” CNBC reports.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made it crystal clear that the program wasn’t for companies that could reasonably tap other forms of capital, from equity markets to bank credit lines. So, not only is this bad press for the Trump-hating actor, but he is also in breach of the contract he signed with the Trump administration.

Bobby needs to be on his cell calling his bankers to repay those loans today. He has been one of the biggest bashers of Trump, making wild allegations and claiming our president is a “con artist.”

Well, now all Americans know De Niro is a total liar and hypocrite who is such a lowlife he scammed American taxpayers to the tune of $28 million. Americans are rightly outraged and never want to hear De Niro open his mouth about Trump ever again.

About Rebecca Diserio, Opinion Columnist 942 Articles
Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.