“The country has had a bad year and you, the press, have taken a lot of hits,” De Niro told reporters covering the event, per Deadline.
De Niro said America was “being run by a madman who wouldn’t recognize the truth if it came inside a bucket of his beloved Colonel Sanders Fried Chicken.” He dubbed Trump “our lowlife-in-chief.”
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On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Today,” De Niro joked about reprising the role for scenes “where I interrogate (Trump), then I arrest him, and then I escort him to jail.”
De Niro, who cofounded the Tribeca festival with production partner Jane Rosenthal in 2002, urged people to “speak out” against Trump’s administration.
“They have to speak out over and over and over and over again. This guy, this administration, is beyond belief. It has to stop,” he said.
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