At an awards show, De Niro was supposed was supposed to introduce the movie, “The Post” and give Meryl Streep an award. Instead, this moron goes off script to go off on Trump. Don’t get me wrong, De Niro is a great actor, no question, maybe in the top ten of all time, however, it ends there. He has made a fortune in real estate down in in down town New York City and has had successful restaurants like No-bu and Tribeca Grill. As far as politics he has always been weak in discussing it. His rants make no sense and he appears senile at this point of his life.
This is the second or third time he has gone off like this, once at Brown University,(hot bed of liberalism), and another when he donated a bench to Central Park.
I think at this point , no one wants to hear any of Hollywood’s B.S.. A bunch of phonies who covered up the Weinstein, Spacey etc, etc escapades. They think that wearing black to the globes makes up for what there silence has incurred.
Maybe De Nero should have went off about that, and left Trump alone. Maybe De Nero hasn’t looked at the unemployment numbers , not just for white people, but blacks and Latino’s as well. Maybe De Nero should look at how many countries are voting conservative after his win last year. Maybe De Nero should look at the roll backs of all the regulations that Obama passed. Maybe De Nero should ask the people if they are starting to get better paying jobs now then eight years ago. Maybe De Nero should ask why there is less hostility in places like Chicago. Maybe De Nero should ask why is consumer confidence at an all time high.
Or maybe, better still ,De Nero should just shut his mouth and act!
Robert M Massimi.