Robert De Niro was the first guest on the premiere of The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC. While there, he expressed concern for the many Republican politicians who continue to support Donald Trump in spite of the things he has said and done.
De Niro said, “Many of these people who are tied to Trump are going to be tainted for the rest of their lives.” Many politicians, like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham did not initially support a Trump nomination in the GOP, but have since heavily supported the president’s agenda regardless of whether it is morally or fiscally sound.
For the supporters of Trump, De Niro warned, “They think they want to be with him and it’s going to make them something but they are paying such a price making a deal with the Devil, it’s scary.”
De Niro has long been an outspoken critic of Trump, in fact he made a video prior to the 2016 election in which he urged people to vote in hopes of avoiding a Trump presidency.
While Trump may have the backing of many in the GOP, the two-time Academy Award-winning actor said he can see right through Trump’s act. “I know what he is and he knows what he is, cause everything he says about other people – you’re a loser, you’re a this, you’re a that, is everything you’re saying about yourself,” said De Niro. He added, “He’s so transparent he’s projecting.”
It seems to be a common statement before a presidential election: “If so-and-so is elected, I’m moving to Canada” (or some other country).
Actor Robert De Niro, known for his repeated fierce attacks on the President, was one of several high-profile celebrities who pledged to move under a Donald Trump presidency – yet stayed put.
But this time appears to be different.
The Raging Bull star, who is still fuming in anger about Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016, has said this time he’s serious about leaving the United States if Trump is re-elected.
Speaking to molisetabloid.it, De Niro said he plans to spend the last years of his life in Molise, the land of his great-grandparents if Trump wins again.
“My family is from Ferrazzano, near Campobasso. Do I have Italian citizenship? Yes. I’ll probably have to move there,” the 76-year-old said.
De Niro also hinted that even if Trump does not govern in 2021 and beyond, he could still move overseas, to Molise.
Robert De Niro’s representative, an outspoken and foul-mouthed critic of President Trump, appeared to hang up or be cut off when asked for comment from Grinberg News.
Note: Although he is known as an Italian-American actor, De Niro is only one-quarter Italian. His father was of half Italian and half Irish descent. His mother was of Dutch, English, Irish, French, and German ancestry.