Robert De Niro warns of 'taint' on politicians who support Donald Trump

George Back
·Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Robert De Niro, the first guest on the premiere of The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC, expressed concern for Republican politicians who continue to support President Trump in spite of the things he has said and done.

“Many of these people who are tied to Trump are going to be tainted for the rest of their lives,” De Niro said. A number of politicians, like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham, initially weren’t on board with Trump’s nomination but have since vigorously backed his agenda — regardless of its moral or fiscal soundness.

The actor said of Trump supporters, “They think they want to be with him and it’s going to make them something, but they are paying such a price making a deal with the devil — it’s scary.”

A longtime Trump critic, De Niro made a video before the 2016 election urging people to vote to avoid a Trump presidency.

While Trump may have the backing of many in the GOP, the two-time Oscar winner said he sees through Trump’s act. “I know what he is and he knows what he is, because everything he says about other people — you’re a loser, you’re a this, you’re a that — is everything you’re saying about yourself,” De Niro said. “He’s so transparent, he’s projecting.”

The Alec Baldwin Show airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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