Robert De Niro spoke to The Guardian about his fears of what the rise of intolerance means for his six mixed-race children. He said:
“When you see someone like [Trump] becoming president, I thought, well, OK, let’s see what he does—maybe he’ll change. But he just got worse.
It showed me that he is a real racist. I thought maybe as a New Yorker he understands the diversity in the city but he’s as bad as I thought he was before —and much worse.
It’s a shame. It’s a bad thing in this country.
I worry, and one of my kids is gay, and he worries about being treated a certain way. We talk about it.
[Trump is] a con artist. He’s a huckster. He’s a scam artist. And what bothers me is that people don’t see that.
I think that The Apprentice had a lot to do with that, which I never saw but once, maybe.
It’s all smoke and mirrors, it’s all bullshit.”
The actor is a prominent critic of Trump and a long-time supporter of LGBTQ rights. De Niro’s artist father, who was was named after, was gay and he has said he wished they had spoken about his sexuality more.
Wanna see how he REALLY feels about Trump, watch his profane Tony tirade again.
(Photo, screen grab; via Pink News)