Robert De Niro Slams ‘Dirty Player’ Donald Trump While Promoting ‘The Irishman’ in U.K.

Variety | 10/11/2019 | Michael Rosser
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Robert De Niro has taken fresh swipes at Donald Trump while on British soil, branding the U.S. President a “dirty player” who is attempting to destroy institutions to “save himself.”

The Oscar-winning actor was speaking on stage at the BFI London Film Festival ahead of the international premiere of “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s crime drama in which he plays the mob hitman believed to have slayed Jimmy Hoffa.

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De Niro told a packed theater: “Today, everything’s been turned upside-down because of Trump, because he’s such a dirty player. It’s amazing to me that’s he’s… getting away with it. He won’t get away with it forever but he is getting away with saying these things about every institution.

“We have to defend these institutions, plus the Fourth Estate, the press, because he’s trying to destroy them and for only one reason – to save himself. And we all know this.”

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In a conversation that traversed De Niro’s career, from his early performances in “Mean Streets” to his work in “Raging Bull,” “Taxi Driver,” “Heat” and “The Irishman,” the actor responded in his familiar understated and brief manner.

But the outspoken critic of the U.S. head of state became animated when given the opportunity to talk politics.

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“It’s pretty disgusting that we’ve got Republicans there who are just so afraid to do anything, so afraid to stand up,”...
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