Robert De Niro has never been shy about sharing his disdain for Donald Trump. But while he had plenty to say about the president on Monday when he stopped by the set of The View, he reserved his sharpest criticism for the president’s children.
Before they could get to his latest film, The Irishman, De Niro dove straight into the conversation about impeachment. “No matter what happens, which we know probably in the Senate he won’t get convicted or whatever, but we have to do this,” he said. “We have to go through the motions. Symbolically, it means something. It’s a taint on his presidency, more than a taint. It’s a stain, one that he deeply deserves.”
When co-host Abby Huntsman asked the actor if he thinks Democrats should impeach Trump “even if that means that could risk Republicans winning in the election,” De Niro quickly shut down that argument. “We don’t have time for that,” he said. “He did something wrong. He has to pay for it, period.”
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