Actor Robert De Niro said Friday that president-elect Donald Trump’s victory made him “feel like I did after 9/11,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now the Academy Award winner says he supports the anti-Trump protests springing up across the country. “Yes, absolutely,” De Niro told Agence France-Presse on Friday when asked if he is in favor of the anti-Trump protests being organized in cities from New York to Oregon. “Things aren’t being done right.”
“To me, it’s all the same,” the actor told the French correspondence agency. “Whether we’re talking about watching Al Qaeda slamming three airplanes filled with innocent people into the Twin Towers in New York City or watching a man who is fit for anything but being president of the greatest country in the world winning the presidency on the opposite date of the month and day is completely irrelevant – I consider both to be national tragedies, both of which the country won’t recuperate from for decades to come. That being said, the latter still outweighs the former by about 50 percent.”
Asked to elaborate on his opinion of Donald Trump, De Niro waved his hand and said, “Don’t even get me started. It’s like asking an antelope how it feels about the fact that the jungle just got a new, 600-pound lion with razor-sharp teeth and claws and a simultaneous IQ of a squirrel.” After his colorful comparison, the actor got serious and added, “How do you think I feel? I don’t think the country is headed in the right direction at all, and I was certain that by now we’d all be laughing at Trump’s short-lived excursion into the realm of politics. But, once again, just like so many times before during the Academy Awards – the American people have proven me dead wrong.”
“I know that reporters tend to have field days with public figures and celebrities who love using profanity and insults, and you’ll have to pardon my French, pun intended, on this particular occasion, but if you’re asking me whether I consider Donald Trump to be a terrorist – yes, I absolutely consider him to be a domestic terrorist and I don’t think he’s any better than Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram or any other domestic or foreign terrorist organization you can think of. And if he doesn’t willingly step down from the presidency within six months, I’ll even consider running for President in 2020 just to teach him a lesson,” the Raging Bull star said.
“I mean, if Arnold Schwarzenegger can be governor, why can’t I be president?” he added. “I might not be well versed in the art of politics, but I’m pretty confident I know what this country needs better than Donald Trump, who, I’ll remind you, is also not very politically savvy. And if someone comes up to me and tells me that I’m wrong for wanting a Democratic president of the United States, I’ll have Donald Trump’s six-month-long term to reference. Even if he starts building his wall, we’ll look at it from the bright side: at least the Russians won’t have been the first ones to come up with the idea. In your face, Putin,” he concluded.
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