Actor Robert De Niro hasn’t been shy about his hatred of President Donald Trump, and a recent interview was no different. When asked about the election results, De Niro warned that Trump supporters are “gonna try to crawl back” but said they “should be afraid” of what he says is soon to come. Don’t miss this.
During a Friday appearance on ABC’s “The View,” Robert De Niro fielded a number of questions from the talkshow’s co-hosts, including some from fellow Trump-hater Ana Navarro. “Is anyone going to be able to convince [Trump] to concede [the election to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden],” Navarro asked De Niro. “And, why are so many Republicans still kissing ‘the ring’ among other things?”
The Trump-hating Hollywood actor, likely emboldened by Joe Biden’s projected win, used the inquiry as an opportunity to issue a warning to those who have supported Donald Trump and his presidency as De Niro predicted that some will have the gall to “try and crawl back,” according to The Blaze.
“I’m — I don’t know what — what logic they’re using except they’re just afraid,” De Niro replied before taking it one step further and launching a truly vile threat to the millions of Americans who voted for President Donald Trump.
“They should be afraid of what’s gonna happen later when he’s not around,” De Niro warned, referring to Trump leaving office, presumably in January. “And, they’re gonna try and crawl back, the ones that would have the gall to try and crawl back. It’s gonna be — it’s going to be interesting to see.”
In addition to saying Trump’s allies have a lot to worry about when he leaves office and suggesting that they should be concerned about their own futures once Trump was no longer a factor, De Niro said Trump is such a “sham” and a “bully” who will “go anywhere” to give himself an advantage.
“He’ll pardon himself,” the actor said. “He’ll pardon everyone around him, who he can, who’s gonna be possibly prosecuted and/or convicted, and then some.” Adding that if Trump were reelected, it would mean “the end of this country, period,” De Niro declared, “I’m not being overdramatic,” and said Trump’s “base” will discover how the president’s behavior “trickles down to them.”
De Niro’s comments come as Trump continues to refuse to concede the 2020 election, alleging that fraud turned the election in former Vice President Joe Biden’s favor. Sadly, De Niro isn’t alone in his threats towards the millions of Americans who voted in support of Trump’s re-election.
A number of high-profile people, including Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have suggested that lists should be made of Trump officials and supporters to prevent them from achieving future success.
Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 6, 2020
As for Robert De Niro, this is far from the first time he’s made disparaging remarks about Trump and his supporters since the 2016 election. He has often been critical of Trump. In fact, just a week before his interview on “The View,” the radically anti-Trump actor used another opportunity to shame the millions of Americans who voted for President Donald Trump while appearing on MSNBC’s “The Beat.”
In addition to sharing the relief he felt with Trump’s projected loss, De Niro expressed concern about “how someone like Trump could get as far as he did in American government, warning that “more people like” Trump may test democracy again,” MSN reported.
“I’m not like political, but I was so angry and so enraged and confounded that he would actually behave the way he did and that people bought it,” De Niro said. “Now I see many many, many people in the country feel this way,” De Niro added. “I’m sad about other people who don’t. They have accepted him and would have voted for him and have voted for him. I don’t know why. That’s all that it was from the very beginning. How could this guy behave this way? That’s all.”
That’s mild, however, compared to what Robert De Niro said last December when he shared how he wanted to see Trump “confronted and humiliated” in public. Specifically, De Niro said he wanted to witness a “bag of sh*t” hitting the president in the face. Ironically, a month before that, he told TV host Stephen Colbert that America under Trump is like living in an “abusive household.” And, the list goes on.
“I’m gonna say one thing: F*ck Trump. It’s no longer, ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘F*ck Trump,” De Niro declared with raised fists when he appeared onstage at the Tony Awards in 2018, where he received a standing ovation.
“I’m not so much concerned about Republicans believing Trump’s bellowing bullsh*t about fake news. They’re not that stupid, most of them, but they’re pretty f*cking stupid,” the actor said in April 2018 on the closing night of his Tribeca Film Festival as he blasted both Trump as well as other Republicans with expletives.
During a 2018 interview about the festival, De Niro doubled-down, calling Trump a “scumbag.” This, of course, wasn’t the first time the actor resorted to name-calling, where Trump is concerned. A month prior to the 2016 presidential election, Robert De Niro called Trump a “punk,” “dog,” “pig,” “con,” “bullsh*t artist,” and a “mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”
I don’t know about you, but I don’t take kindly to be threatened for my “behavior” — which was the “sin” of voting for my preferred candidate — from a foul-mouthed, Hollywood rich guy who’s been “accused of exploiting Hurricane Irma to build a resort in Barbuda.” Perhaps it’s time “Bob” starts worrying about himself and his own behavior. I’d also suggest he learn to debate the facts rather than resorting to fallacious ad hominem attacks.