Actor Robert De Niro said President Trump’s supporters “should be afraid” of what will happen when the president is “not around.”
During an interview with “The View,” De Niro blasted Republicans for not telling Trump to concede the election to Democratic candidate Joe Biden, and argued that it makes no sense for them to still support the president.
“I don’t know what logic they’re using except they’re just afraid,” De Niro said.
“They should be afraid of what’s gonna happen later when he’s not around, and they’re gonna try and crawl back, the ones that would have the gall to try and crawl back,” he continued. “It’s gonna be—it’s going to be interesting to see.”
De Niro then called Trump a “sham” and a “bully” who will “go anywhere” to give himself an advantage. And soon Trump’s base will discover how his behavior “trickles down to them,” he said.
“He’ll pardon himself,” he continued. “He’ll pardon everyone around him, who he can, who’s gonna be possibly prosecuted and/or convicted, and then some.”
If Trump were reelected, it would mean “the end of this country, period,” De Niro added. “I’m not being overdramatic.”
De Niro has spent much of the past four years of his professional life complaining about Trump. In 2018, he walked onstage at the Tony Awards and declared, “I’m gonna stay one thing: F—k Trump. It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘F—k Trump.”
He has also disparaged Republicans repeatedly. In 2018, he said, “I’m not so much concerned about Republicans believing Trump’s bellowing bulls—t about fake news. They’re not that stupid, most of them, but they’re pretty f—ing stupid.”