Actor Robert de Niro blasted President Donald Trump during an appearance on ABC’s The View Monday, calling him a “lowlife” and urging his removal from office, Breitbart reported.
“He has no understanding that I can see of the outside world other than anything around him, he has no idea of what his purpose in life as the president should be, and that is to pull the country together, to be for the people, to heal wounds, not to open them up and pour salt on them,” De Niro said to Joy Behar. “I always say he’s a lowlife. He’s a lowlife. And he knows he’s a low life. He knows. Everything he projects about negative things on individuals, on situations, on institutions, he’s saying about himself.”
De Niro encouraged Democrats to go through with impeachment in order to “stain” Trump’s presidency even though the Senate appears unlikely to remove him from office.
“I think no matter what — no matter what happens, which we know probably in the Senate he won’t get convicted or whatever, but we have to do this. It’s— we have to go through the motions,” he declared. “Symbolically it means something. It’s a taint on his presidency. More than a taint, it’s a stain. One that he deeply deserves. So yes. We will go through it and take our chances.”
De Niro: Trump worst of the worst
De Niro told Behar that he would not play Trump in a movie, even though she pointed out that he has played “some of the most really unredeemable characters,” including pyschopath Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver and wife-beater Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull.
When asked by Behar if Trump is worse than these characters, De Niro said, “To me he is.”
Never mind that Trump’s policies have pulled literally millions of people out of poverty, something liberals are always claiming that they want to do. The president did this by creating jobs and letting people keep more of their own money by cutting taxes, something that is anathema to the liberal mindset.
Not only does the left hate Trump because his conservative policies are getting far better results than the so-called progressive ones did under eight years of Obama, but they also despise the fact that a political outsider has defied conventional wisdom at every turn and caused a seismic shift in the way government operates.
Biased media coverage has stoked the Trump-hatred of liberals like De Niro by blatantly misrepresenting his policies and describing him — and his supporters — in the most incendiary terms possible. De Niro is simply parroting this tactic when he calls Trump a “lowlife.”
Then again, Trump has never been afraid to give as good as he has gotten in this regard, something the left apparently views as justification for their continued attacks.
It’s hard to tell whether Trump and liberals have actively lowered the standards of public discourse with this type of back and forth, or whether this particular brand of incivility predated 2016 and was merely amplified by the current climate of division.
Despite all of the dishonesty and plotting by the left, polls continue to show that support for impeachment is waning. In ever-increasing numbers, the American people are seeing the Democrats’ impeachment process for precisely the farce that it is.