Robert De Niro Thinks Mocking Trump on SNL is his “Civic Duty”


We wouldn’t put up a fight if someone wanted to convince us that Robert De Niro was one of the most talented actors of his generation.

We aren’t going to burn our copies of The Godfather, Part II, Heat, Taxi Driver, or even Meet the Parents anytime soon. The guy is a living legend when it comes to his silver screen performances.

But when it comes to his politics, the dude is just another dumb liberal who thinks that it’s an act of heroism to bash Donald Trump. In fact, he’s so dumb and self-involved that he thinks playing Robert Mueller on Saturday Night Live is a really important and brave form of political activism.

Does anyone ever tell these Hollywood emperors that they aren’t wearing any clothes? We suppose not.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

The actor and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival talks taking aim at Trump on ‘SNL,’ telling The Hollywood Reporter that it feels like a form of activism.

Robert De Niro’s impressions of special counsel Robert Mueller on Saturday Night Live are meant to be funny, but the actor also sees his politically charged skits on NBC’s long-running comedy series as a form of activism.

In a recent Hollywood Reporter In Studio interview, De Niro — a vocal critic of President Donald Trump — said that the appearances on SNL feel like his “civic duty.”

“I consider it my civic duty to do that part — just to be there because [Mueller] doesn’t say much, but he doesn’t have to. It’s that simple,” said the star, who added that he still has hopes that the president will serve jail time for suspected collusion with Russia in the 2016 election. “I might even be happier the day that Mueller puts him in handcuffs, takes him in an orange jumpsuit and puts him away for a long time.”

Guess you didn’t get the message, Bob. Your version of Mueller on SNL may someday lead Alec Baldwin away in handcuffs, but back here in the real world, the special counsel has already told us that there was, say it with us, NO COLLUSION.

Ooh, that sweet burn of justice.

By the way, as great an actor as De Niro is, he bites the big one on SNL. Maybe if he looked at his job as one where the goal is to make people laugh rather than do “civic activism,” he’d be better at it.


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