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Published On: Tue, May 9th, 2017

Robert De Niro goes Meryl Streep by ripping Trump during award speech

Robert De Niro may have made an amazing career acting, but is making headlines for his political rant in New York Monday night, attacking President Trump yet again.

During his acceptance of The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award (a lifetime achievement award), De Niro blasted what he perceived as Trump’s apparent “hostility toward art.”

Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on “The Godfather” set

He pointed to Trump’s proposed budget and highlighted cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to suggest the administration believes funding for such programs benefits only liberal elites.

“The administration suggests that the money for these all-inclusive programs goes to rich liberal elites. This is what they now call an ‘alternative fact,'” De Niro said in his acceptance speech. “I call it what it is: bullshit.”

Trump used an executive order to cut the funding for the Endowment of the Arts, PBS and other similar outlets – reducing the federal spending pipeline of tax dollars.

De Niro participated with a “Get Out the Vote” ad prior to the November election in which he said he wanted to punch Trump in the face and called him a “punk,” “pig,” “con,” “bozo” and an “embarrassment to this country.”
Then in Febraury, the Goodfellas star appeared on The View, echoing the same outlandish insults for the President.

He also joined with liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio to lead a massive anti-Trump protest on the eve of his inauguration.

“I don’t make movies for rich, liberal elites — I’ve got my restaurants for that,” De Niro further joked in his speech.

 

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  1. yup, there’s room for him on the boycott list.

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