The acting legend puts his support behind Hillary
Clinton’s 2016 presidential run in an interview with The Daily
Beast. Robert De Niro is a great many things. He’s a screen
icon with a pair of Oscars and close to 100 films under his belt,
including classics like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas.
He’s an entrepreneur who has, through real estate ventures and
the Tribeca Film Festival, helped revitalize Lower Manhattan in
the wake of 9/11. He’s a longtime supporter of the Democratic
Party, having endorsed Al Gore, John Kerry, and Barack Obama for
president. And he also might be a psychic.
Robert De Niro: Hillary Clinton
Should Be the Next President
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Providing a forum to actor and Obama supporter Robert
De Niro on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory teed
up the celebrity to praise the President: "...you talked about
your inspiration and your support for President Obama. Are you
as inspired? Are you as hopeful? Are you as satisfied with what
he's done as president as he stands for re-election?" [Listen
to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
De Niro gave a predictably positive review: "You
know, it's very easy to criticize people. I think he's done a
good job....as far as Bin Laden and other things that he stepped
up – being a liberal president, supposedly – that were effective."
De Niro then predicted: "I know he'll do better in the next four
years, when he won't have to worry whether he's going to be elected
Obama Fan Robert De Niro on NBC:
'He's Done A Good Job,' GOP Should 'Stop Criticizing So Much'
By Kyle Drennen | May 7, 2012 | 5:20 PM EDT