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Screen legend Robert De Niro offered his two cents on the 2016 presidential election Saturday, insisting that Republican nominee Donald Trump should not run for President of the United States because he’s “totally nuts.”
“I don’t know, it’s crazy that people like Donald Trump. … [H]e shouldn’t even be where he is, so God help us,” De Niro said. “What he’s been saying is really totally crazy, ridiculous. … [H]e is totally nuts.”
De Niro delivered his scathing rebuke of Trump to a packed audience at the Sarajevo National Theater, where the actor-director was presenting a digital version of the Martin Scorsese film, Taxi Driver, in which De Niro starred 40 years ago. [read it here]
De Niro is at the laudatory “and” stage in his long and venerable career, when they put his name above the title for a three-minute appearance. Or worse, “Starring Bradley Cooper, Christian Bales, Jennifer Lawrence… and Robert De Niro.
There is certainly nothing to be ashamed of in that, but the guy must know that the term “highly respected” in Hollywood means that a Lifetime Achievement Oscar has already been penciled in for the year after his death.
He’s like that old 1970’s ginsu knife—it made gazillions, and you may still have it in the drawer, but it’s not the one you reach for anymore.
What I can’t understand, is how someone who has never known a whole lot beyond what he sees in the dressing-room mirror, thinks his remarks to an audience in Bosnia-Herzegovina is going to help Democrats win the White House.
They can’t vote, Robert.
Wait… That’s right.
Hillary Clinton is running.
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