De Niro Compares Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

De Niro Compares Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

January 7, 2019

In an interview with The Guardian, actor Robert De Niro railed against President Trump, calling him a “real racist” and comparing him to dictators Hitler and Mussolini.

“I thought, well, OK, let’s see what he does – maybe he’ll change,” De Niro explained. “But he just got worse. It showed me that he is a real racist. I thought maybe as a New Yorker he understands the diversity in the city but he’s as bad as I thought he was before – and much worse. It’s a shame. It’s a bad thing in this country.”

Asked if he believes Trump is a “fascist” and “white supremacist,” De Niro responded, “I guess that’s what it leads to. If he had his way, we’d wind up in a very bad state in this country. I mean, the way I understand it, they laughed at Hitler. They all look funny. Hitler looked funny, Mussolini looked funny and other dictators and despots look funny.”

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