Speaking at the “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” in Washington D.C., an event intended to rival the real Correspondents’ Dinner, Robert De Niro said it was his civic duty to stand up to the current administration.
The real White House Correspondents’ dinner also took place on Saturday, although it was a subdued affair. President Donald Trump was not in attendance, instead opting to hold a rally with his supporters in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
De Niro has repeatedly attacked Trump over recent years, often using award ceremonies and speaking engagements as his chance to unload. Just this week, De Niro fantasized about putting Trump in handcuffs and taking “him away in an orange jumpsuit.”
“We have a wannabe gangster in the White House now,” he said in an interview with Stephen Colbert. “Even gangsters have morals; they have ethics, they have a code, and you know, when you give somebody your word that’s all you have is your word, especially in that world. This guy, he doesn’t even know what that means.”