Robert De Niro is just one of the members of the looney left in Hollywood affected by severe Trump Derangement Syndrome.
He’s referred to the president as a “gangster” and made headlines when during last year’s Tony Awards, he went on stage and declared, “F-ck Trump.”
But it seems De Niro’s TDS has gotten even worse as of late.
In an appearance on MSNBC, De Niro made some outrageous, strange, and just plain false statements about President Trump.
First, De Niro spoke on the impeachment inquiry saying that if Dems don’t go through with it, “we’re letting him get away with something…we just gotta move forward and take our chances.”
He asserted that Trump “has done something wrong. He has to pay for that,” then went on to suggest that Trump is a gangster but “not even a good gangster.
He can’t even keep his word about anything. I think in the real gangster world, he wouldn’t last long.”
De Niro then got into who he thinks would do a better job as president: Pete Buttigieg or Michael Bloomberg (who has not yet joined the race.)
While discussing Bloomberg, De Niro laid it on thick saying,
"Trump is not a billionaire," (What?)
"He is a fake president. Everything that he says negative about other things or other people is what he is saying about himself, so he is fake. He is a loser. He is a genuine loser. He’s just a total huckster, he’s a hustler."
Watch the full Robert De Niro interview with MSNBC's Joy Reid here (De Niro begins talking at 1:40):
The Hill has more to say:
"If we don't go through this impeachment inquiry, we're letting him get away with something," De Niro told MSNBC's Joy Reid Saturday morning.
"He has done something wrong, he has to pay for that. He has to be held accountable."
De Niro, a consistent critic of Trump, also told Reid that Trump lacks "sympathy or empathy for anything or anybody," calling Trump a "fake president."
"He calls everything else fake because he knows he's fake," the 76-year-old actor said.
Trump, De Niro continued, has hurt the U.S.'s relationships with a lot of countries and the country needs a president that can repair "the damage that has been done."
The Washington Examiner added:
De Niro said that Bloomberg, 77, has the potential to be a good president, citing his experience running the city and his business acumen.
“He’s a grown-up, and he’s run this city for three terms,” De Niro said. “He’s an executive. He hasn’t done everything perfectly, but he’s very, very good; he’ll get us out of this mess.”
De Niro pointed out that Bloomberg has not reached out to him for his support, but he noted they have talked about the presidency in the past.
“I think he sees right now that he has to jump in because he has to jump in,” he said.
When asked if the country would benefit from another billionaire from New York as president, De Niro took shots at the president.
“But Trump is not a billionaire. He is a fake president,” De Niro said. “Everything that he says negative about other things or other people is what he is saying about himself, so he is fake. He is a loser. He is a genuine loser.”
“He’s just a total huckster, he’s a hustler,” De Niro added.
Newsweek also commented:
amed actor Robert De Niro took aim at President Trump during a Saturday morning appearance on the MSNBC program AM Joy.
During the interview, host Joy Reid asked the two-time Academy Award winner what his thoughts were pertaining to the ongoing impeachment inquiry into the president. De Niro responded: "If we don't go through [with] this impeachment inquiry, we're letting him get away with something...we just gotta move forward and take our chances."
The actor added, "He [Trump] has done something wrong. He has to pay for that."
The question came ahead of discussion about De Niro's latest foray onto the silverscreen, The Irishman. The Martin Scorsese-directed film centers around a fictionalized account of the life of Frank Sheeran, a man known for his ties to one of Pennsylvania's most notorious crime families. Mention of the movie prompted Reid to compare Trump to a "gangster," a sentiment to which De Niro appeared to have disagreed.
"I have no idea why they follow him 'cause he's not even a good gangster. He can't even keep his word about anything. I think in the real gangster world, he wouldn't last long," the actor fired off. "He lasts long in his own little real estate world, where he's the boss because he's the boss and he inherited all that money and he's a fool. In the real world, he wouldn't last long. That's my feeling."