Donald Trump and his birther presidential platform isn’t doing him any favors among the Hollywood crowd. Not only has Jerry Seinfeld expressed disapproval at Trump and dropped out of a charity benefit because of Trump’s vocal anti-Obama stance, but now Robert De Niro is telling Trump to give it a rest too.
In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams this weekend, De Niro said “I won’t mention any of the certain people on the news in the last couple weeks, but what are we doing? This is crazy. They’re making statements about people that they don’t even back up. Go get the facts before you start saying things about people.” Williams tried to nail down who De Niro was referring to and asked “Any of those people have shows on my network on Sunday night?” and De Niro continued, “It’s like a big hustle. It’s like being a car salesman, don’t go out there and say things unless you can back them up. How dare you? That’s awful to do. To just go out there and speak and say these terrible things?”
Even though De Niro didn’t explicitly name names, Trump’s ears still perked up at the thought of someone talking about him and blasted De Niro today, calling the actor “not the brightest bulb,” and then saying “I like his acting, but in terms of when I watch him doing interviews and various other things, we’re not dealing with Albert Einstein. He can say what he wants, but the fact is that this guy has not revealed his birth certificate, a lot of people agree with me.” To anyone who thinks New York City is just full of liberal elites, let this be a lesson that Trump throws that balance off completely. We’re really only two-thirds liberal elite, one third orange crazypants.
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