Robert De Niro has continued his stinging attacks on president Trump in a television interview with the BBC.
Appearing on Newsnight with Emily Maitlis, the actor claimed that the US President “doesn’t care how many people die.”
During the interview, De Niro argued that the Trump simply wants to get re-elected, rather than do what is best for the inhabitants of his country.
Over 83,000 people have so far died in the United States, which became the country with the deadliest outbreak of the virus in April. Trump recently admitted that reopening states might lead to more deaths – but that he wishes to go ahead with this anyway, and blamed the lack of medical supplies on the impeachment.
De Niro has long been feuding with Trump, and yelled 'f*ck Trump' at the Tony Awards in 2018, to which the president responded on Twitter by saying “Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual.”
Robert De Niro appears on BBC Newsnight to angrily proclaim 'Orange Man Bad' for the 600th time. https://t.co/UNVmrqi7E8
— Paul Joseph Watson (@Paul Joseph Watson)
Only days ago, De Niro appeared on The Late Show saying that Trump failed miserably in his response to the coronavirus outbreak, but that governor of New York Andrew Cuomo had done a marvellous job. De Niro even went so far as to say that he’d like to play Cuomo on the big screen, if a film ever gets made of the pandemic.
Some Americans have claimed that seeing as De Niro is an actor, rather than politics expert, he is unqualified to be giving his opinions on the president on this issue.
Though there was also a lot of agreement with the actor.
Yes very impressive interview and brave of Robert de Niro to speak so candidly to power in a country where much of… https://t.co/AK65Qti6tH
— Dr Charles Tannock (@Dr Charles Tannock)
Though some were perplexed how he got on the show to begin with, which doesn't normally have Hollywood royalty as guests.
Robert De Niro is on Newsnight. I repeat, Robert De Niro is on Newsnight.