Despite the revelations of the Meuller report, the “resistance” is alive and well…at least in Hollywood.
President Trump himself has been no fan of the White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner. The event, sometimes referred to as “Nerd Prom”, has yet to see the Commander in Chief attend during his first term, which has been seen as blow to the relevancy of the previously laugh-centric dinners.
This year however, the White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner went a bit of a different direction, taking a tone that was far less humorous. This led television host and The Daily Show alum Samanatha Bee to host the “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” herself, inviting a slew of guests to provide their own insight to the Trump presidency.
To drive the point home, anti-Trump Hollywood legend Robert De Niro found himself rummaging through the proverbial gutter in order to get a few jabs in at the President.
WARNING: Strong language ahead.
De Niro has been an outspoken opponent of Trump. In December, the 75-year-old actor told CNN that Trump’s tenure in the White House will be “one of those things” that people will look back on years from now and recall, “Remember all that stuff, how terrible it was?”Advertisement - story continues below
De Niro told the audience on Friday that he stood with host Samantha Bee to support the First Amendment, and “the right of the president to be a relentless and unrepentant, lying scumbag, the right of his supporters to not give a shit, and our right to do something about it.”
De Niro has a history of bringing his gangster-schtick to American politics, establishing himself as one of the most profane “resistance” characters in the political soap opera.