Robert De Niro was the first guest on the premiere of The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC. While there, he expressed concern for the many Republican politicians who continue to support Donald Trump in spite of the things he has said and done.
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De Niro said, “Many of these people who are tied to Trump are going to be tainted for the rest of their lives.” Many politicians, like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham did not initially support a Trump nomination in the GOP, but have since heavily supported the president’s agenda regardless of whether it is morally or fiscally sound.
For the supporters of Trump, De Niro warned, “They think they want to be with him and it’s going to make them something but they are paying such a price making a deal with the Devil, it’s scary.”
De Niro has long been an outspoken critic of Trump, in fact he made a video prior to the 2016 election in which he urged people to vote in hopes of avoiding a Trump presidency.
While Trump may have the backing of many in the GOP, the two-time Academy Award winning actor said he can see right through Trump’s act. “I know what he is and he knows what he is, cause everything he says about other people – you’re a loser, you’re a this, you’re a that, is everything you’re saying about yourself,” said De Niro. He added, “He’s so transparent he’s projecting.”