Actor Robert De Niro is continuing to call for President Trump’s imprisonment — despite the fact that there’s no evidence of Trump colluding with Russia.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, De Niro described his “Saturday Night Live” imitation of special counsel Robert Mueller as a kind of anti-Trump activism.
“I consider it my civic duty to do that part — just to be there because (Mueller) doesn’t say much, but he doesn’t have to. It’s that simple,” De Niro told the Hollywood Reporter.
“I might even be happier the day that Mueller puts him in handcuffs, takes him in an orange jumpsuit and puts him away for a long time,” he continued.
De Niro’s confidence that Trump deserves prison time comes despite the fact that Mueller’s investigation found no evidence of the president colluding with Russia, according to Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the report.
According to De Niro, however, Barr is holding back on the results of the investigation. In fact, it’s only Democrats who are fighting to keep due process in place.
“It’s pathetic,” De Niro said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “You know what’s interesting is that Democrats are trying to do the right thing and say, ‘We’re waiting for justice to come,’ and then it doesn’t come.”
“Or it will come in a way, Mueller presented it in a way that’s up to us and Congress to make, come up with the results, but now it’s being barred by Barr,” he continued. “And that’s to be seen now what Congress will do and how effective they’re going to be.
In the interview, De Niro identified himself and Mueller as people who “represent” bringing justice to the political sphere.
“(I) just (want) to be present, to represent,” De Niro said. “Mueller represented justice. And he still does. He’s been muted by Barr and what’s going on.”
“But I think there’s going to be a lot of mass demonstrations, a lot of protests if this is not resolved,” he continued. “We have to know what went on. We have to know. The handwriting’s on the wall.”
Despite praising Democrats for seeking justice, De Niro seems to have already made up his mind that Trump is guilty, regardless of evidence. It seems clear that by “resolved,” De Niro means that Trump getting sent to prison is the only outcome with which the actor will be satisfied.
This is likely not the first time you’ve heard De Niro’s political opinions. He has been one of Hollywood’s loudest critics of Trump since the 2016 elections.
At last year’s Tony Awards, fellow Hollywood leftists gave De Niro a standing ovation after he used the f-bomb to address Trump. Among other things, De Niro has also referred to the president as “our lowlife-in-chief,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
This also probably won’t be the last time you hear De Niro weighing in on politics. When asked if he’ll be doing more Mueller impressions for “SNL,” De Niro seemed open to it.
“I don’t know. That’s a good question,” said De Niro. “If Mueller testifies in front of Congress, then maybe there will be some skits that we’ll see.”
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