Robert De Niro: Pete Buttigieg Has 'The Best' Shot at Defeating 'Piece of S**t' Trump
Hollywood actor praises Democratic candidate for 2020
Robert De Niro's attacks on President Donald Trump are almost a daily occurrence these days, so its no surprise he called the president a 'piece of sh*t' before touting Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg as capable of winning the White House in 2020.
“Buttigieg, I like a lot,” De Niro said, according to The Daily Beast.
“He’s got all the credentials—Rhodes Scholar, Afghanistan veteran—even though he’s young, and if he could get a chance, it could be something special, I think.”
“As a gay person, he’s someone who comes from a marginalized community, so people from other ethnic groups can identify with him, even if they’re not gay, because they know what it’s like,” De Niro added.
But Buttigieg has struggled to win support from both black and Latino voters.
On Thursday, the mayor of South Bend claimed his experience of being a gay “stranger in my own country” allowed him to connect with black voters.
“I think he’s the best for what we need now. I have friends who really like him a lot, as I do,” De Niro said.
“With Obama, he had the middle name “Hussein” and a lot of things that people tried to use against him—including Trump with the whole stupid “birther” thing—and he went right through it. It could happen with Buttigieg. And there’s Bloomberg.”
When it came to Joe Biden, De Niro said he “means well … he’s a guy who would do the right thing, make the right decision.”
The actor went on to brand both Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT) as “too extreme” to defeat Trump.
De Niro then said New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (who has just recently bought an eye watering $33 million worth of TV ads) “can run the country as an adult.”
Last month, De Niro told BBC's Graham Norton he couldn't wait to see Trump in jail.
“I can’t wait to see him in jail," he said, before calling him a "gangster."
“Today, we have a weird, twisted president who thinks he’s a gangster, who’s not even a very good gangster … Gangsters have honor, you shake a hand, and they have your word, and you have theirs, and that’s it. But with this guy, it’s not the case.”
In September, De Niro dropped multiple f-bombs while speaking with CNN's Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources."
“I think he’s crazy in a way. Just crazy. Andy Rudy, who was just on, apologizing for him, is disgraceful,” De Niro said.
"F*** em!” De Niro interjected. “F*** em!”