Video: Robert De Niro Launches Rant About Trump’s ‘Blatant Abuse of Power’ at SAG-AFTRA Awards

Video: Robert De Niro Launches Rant About Trump’s ‘Blatant Abuse of Power’ at SAG-AFTRA Awards

Video: Robert De Niro Launches Rant About Trump’s ‘Blatant Abuse of Power’ at SAG-AFTRA Awards

Actor Robert De Niro took aim at President Donald Trump while accepting his lifetime achievement award at the SAG-AFTRA Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. But the vehemently anti-Trump star was in a relatively restrained mood, stopping short of calling out the president by name.

“There’s right and there’s wrong, and there’s commonsense and there’s abuse of power,” Robert De Niro said in his politically charged speech.

“As a citizen, I have as much right as anybody — an actor, an athlete, a musician, anybody else — to voice my opinion,” the actor continued. “And if I have a bigger voice because of my situation, I’m gonna use it whenever I see a blatant abuse of power.”

The Irishman star added: “And that’s all I’m gonna say about that tonight.”

Thank you, #RobertDeniro, for using your platform for the greater good, including tonight at the #SAGAwards.

Here is the full speech with captioning.#SAGAwards2020#LaborRights#CivilRights pic.twitter.com/UjfiSPfKHu

— Filminist Pod (@FilministPod) January 20, 2020

His comments elicited enthusiastic applause from the crowd of Hollywood stars assembled at the Shrine Auditorium, including Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, and Charlize Theron.

De Niro also used his speech to promote Obamacare, “sensible” gun control, abortion, and organized labor.

“Political leaders who support unions are more likely to support the Affordable Care Act, equitable taxes, humane integration, regulations, a safe environment, a diverse citizenry, reproductive rights, sensible gun control, and fair wages and benefits,” he said.

“We owe them our support and we owe them our vote.”

He continued:  “I can imagine some of you are saying, ‘Alright, alright. Let’s not get in to politics.’”

“But we’re in such a dire situation so deeply concerning to me and to so many others, I have to say something.”

De Niro was this year’s recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, which recognizes an actor’s career achievement. The award was presented to him by fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Raging Bull star has used his appearances at awards ceremonies and other public events to rail against President Trump.

At the annual Tony Awards in 2018, De Niro broke out into a profane tirade, yelling “I’m going to say one thing: ‘Fuck Trump’!”

Last month, De Niro was a guest on filmmaker Michael Moore’s Rumble podcast during which the actor advocated for physical violence against the president.

“I’d like to see a bag of shit right in his face. Hit him right in the face like that, and let the picture go all over the world,” De Niro said.

Follow David Ng on Twitter @HeyItsDavidNg. Have a tip? Contact me at dng@breitbart.com

Read More

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

More News

Doug Collins: Swamp Couldn’t Stop Trump, Schiff Can’t Spell ‘Truth’

Doug Collins: Swamp Couldn’t Stop Trump, Schiff Can’t Spell ‘Truth’

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday, noted that the “swamp” failed to stop U.S. President Donald Trump’s supporters from electing him to office nor efforts to remove him. Referring to the FBI lying to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) wiretap on… … Read More

Expert: Trump Can End H-4 Visas, OPT Program to Shore Up U.S. Jobs

Expert: Trump Can End H-4 Visas, OPT Program to Shore Up U.S. Jobs

President Trump can shore up jobs for American professionals and graduates by ending the H-4 visa program and the Optional Practical Training (OPT) that gives away thousands of U.S. jobs to foreign nationals every year, an immigration expert says. In an exclusive SiriusXM Patriot Breitbart News Daily interview at CPAC, NumbersUSA’s Chris Chmielenski said there is still… … Read More

Amy Klobuchar Decides to Address AIPAC Conference –

Amy Klobuchar Decides to Address AIPAC Conference –

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has decided to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, next week — several days after it was reported that she would not attend. On Wednesday, the Times of Israel reported that neither Klobuchar nor South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg would be attending AIPAC.… … Read More

CBS’ ‘The Amazing Race’ Shuts Down Production Due to Coronavirus

CBS’ ‘The Amazing Race’ Shuts Down Production Due to Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The globe-trotting reality series “The Amazing Race” is taking a breather as a precaution due to the virus outbreak affecting several countries. CBS said in a statement Friday that it had temporarily suspended production and was sending contestants and crew members home as a precautionary measure. Filming on the show’s 33rd… … Read More

FOLLOW

© Copyright 2020 | American Priority | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy