Actor and profanity-spewing Trump-hater Robert De Niro‘s Nobu restaurant and hotel chain took at least $11 million and as much as $28 million in loans from the Trump administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), making it one of the bigger beneficiaries of the program, according to Breitbart News.
Nobu took 14 loans from the U.S. small business relief program, the funds from which went toward properties across the country. Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa — the celebrity chef and owner of the restaurant chain — has a net worth of $200 million. Co-founder De Niro is worth an estimated $500 million.
That didn’t prevent Nobu and its owners from profiting off the Trump administration’s loan program meant to help keep small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.
De Niro didn’t allow his hatred for Trump to get in the way of benefiting from the loans, either. The actor has called him, among other things, a “mean-spirited, soulless, amoral, abusive con-artist son of a bitch.”