Veteran actor Robert De Niro is vocally anti-Donald Trump, and had said "F--k Trump!" during the 2018 Tony Awards. Not just that, he even said that he would like to see US President Donald Trump get hit in the face with a "bag of sh*t" to filmmaker Michael Moore on his podcast in December last year.
Now at the recently concluded Screen Actors Guild Awards 2020 held in Los Angeles on Sunday, Robert was honoured with the lifetime achievement award. Upon being presented with the trophy, Robert calmly got political during his acceptance speech and voiced his support for his union, thereby calling on voters to look for candidates who support unions themselves. “Political leaders who support unions are more likely to support the Affordable Care Act, equitable taxes, humane immigration regulations, a safe environment, a diverse citizenry, reproductive rights, sensible gun control and fair wages and benefits,” he said.
"If I have a bigger voice because of my situation, I am going to use it whenever I see a blatant misuse of power." While accepting the SAG Life Achievement Award, Robert De Niro gets political. Watch: https://t.co/Zlp3I16dKh #SAGAwards pic.twitter.com/VS75dm9IsJ
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 20, 2020
Further, taking a dig at President Donald Trump, he added, “There’s right and there’s wrong and there’s common sense and there’s abuse of power. And as a citizen I have as much right as anybody to voice my opinion. And if I have a bigger voice … I’m going to use it whenever I see a blatant abuse of power.”
Robert has been a member of the union for over 50 years and was even nominated at SAG Awards for his lead performance in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
(Source: Hollywood Reporter)