“ 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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