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Trump-bashing stars like De Niro and Maher – we used to call that treason

By MisterLefty following x   2018 Jun 11, 4:19pm 776 views   13 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

Trump-bashing stars like De Niro and Maher now hate him so much they’d rather see America sucked into war and recession than for him to succeed – we used to call that treason

Robert De Niro marched onto last night’s Tony Awards show stage like a man possessed, exuding raw fury and menace from every pore.

If you could morph his most violent, unhinged on-screen characters into one smoldering carcass of molten human hatred and ferocity, then this was that hybrid beast.

De Niro was part Max Cady, part Travis Bickle, mixed up with lashings of Jake La Motta and Jimmy Conway.

And he was intent on unleashing a verbal weapon of mass destruction at the man he despises more than life itself: Donald J. Trump.

The 74-year-old tuxedo-clad thespian stood at the microphone for several long, lingering, intense seconds, driving the Broadway audience to whoops of expectant excitement.

‘I’m gonna say one thing,’ he snarled. ‘F*CK TRUMP!’

This promoted a spontaneous explosion of ecstatic joy and De Niro raised his arms into a triumphant boxer-style pose.

He stared out, his inflamed eyes bulging with viciousness.

Then he saw people, HIS people, begin to spring to their feet to cheer, so he paused to soak up their adulation.

As the TV cameras cut to pictures of stars grinning with delight, De Niro did another boxer victory pose, this time holding his arms in a chest press position until the whole theatre was on its feet, roaring for their champion.

‘It’s no longer down with Trump,’ he bellowed, ‘it’s F*CK TRUMP!’

Cue more roars and whoops.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a human being more pleased with himself in that moment than Robert De Niro.

He’d done what he came to do – hijacked yet another awards show with his anti-Trump vitriol, certain in the knowledge it would earn him more airtime and positive media coverage than any of his dismal movies in the last 20 years.

And all the luvvies in the crowd had found a heroic mouthpiece for their own festering hatred of Trump.

What was extraordinary about this outburst, and the audience reaction, is that at the very moment it was happening, President Trump had just flown in to Singapore for his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

This is a meeting of quite stupendous importance, not just for America but for the world.

If Trump can somehow pull off a genuine, meaningful peace deal with the planet’s most repressive, dangerous regime, then he will have achieved something none of his predecessors achieved, and saved all of us from a potentially catastrophic nuclear war.

It’s a big ‘if’, and it may still all end in dismal failure and a PR coup for Jong Un.

But I admire Trump for trying, and for getting this far.

Surely the correct response to this trip from all Americans, regardless of their personal enmity towards Trump, is to hope it works and to wish their President every success in his efforts?

Yet instead, Hollywood’s liberals have once again launched a barrage of foul-mouthed public abuse against him.

The same Hollywood liberals, lest we forget, who gave fugitive child rapist Roman Polanski a standing ovation at the Oscars.

Of course, there’s an absurd hypocrisy to celebrities berating Trump (justifiably..) for coarsening American political discourse with inflammatory rhetoric, then yelling ‘F*CK TRUMP!’ on live TV as families watch at home.

Just as there was when arch feminist Samantha Bee recently decided to call Ivanka Trump a ‘c**t’ on her own show.

It seems none of them got the ‘When they go low, we go high’ memo from Michelle Obama.

But there is a wider, bigger question for these stars that concerns me a lot more than their abusive language, and it’s this: at what point does your blind, pathological hatred for your President override America’s national interest?

The perfect illustration of what I’m talking about came on Friday night during Bill Maher’s Real Time show on HBO.

Maher, a man whose aversion to all things Trump almost rivals De Niro’s, actually said the following words as he articulated his desire to remove the President from power: ‘I feel like the bottom has to fall out (of the economy) at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it. I think one way you get rid of Trump is by crashing the economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.’

Sorry, WHAT?

You loathe Trump so much you actually want a crippling financial crisis to ravage your own country and devastate millions of the poorest and most vulnerable of your fellow Americans?

The irony of Maher’s ridiculously offensive comment is that the economy has so far turned out to be very successful under Trump.

Unemployment’s fallen to an 18-year low of 3.8%, with Black and Hispanic unemployment hitting historic lows.

And the stock market, too, has been hitting record highs.

Last week, Warren Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, gave Trumponomics a ringing endorsement, saying the US economy was ‘feeling strong’.

Using a baseball analogy to explain his positivity, he added: ‘If we’re in the sixth inning, we have our sluggers coming to bat right now.’

So why would Bill Maher, himself worth a recession-proof £100 million, be so keen to see the booming economy collapse?

The answer, sadly, is that he hates Trump so much he can’t bear to acknowledge any of his successes and would rather he fail even if that means America fails too.

De Niro’s of the same mentality.

He used to be a world-class actor.

In fact, he was one of the greatest actors of all time.

Today, he’s a world-class Trump-bashing agitator, and notwithstanding a highly competitive field, in this new role he’s indisputably THE greatest of all time.

That’s why the Tony Awards crowd went so crazy when he shouted ‘F*CK TRUMP!’

Just as similar liberal actor crowds did when De Niro spouted similar abuse at other awards ceremonies, including one occasion when he actually threatened to physically beat up the President.

It’s childish, pathetic and embarrassing – all the things De Niro professes to hate in Trump.

And coming as the President tries to forge peace with North Korea, it also feels very un-patriotic and disloyal. In fact, it feels un-American.

My message to De Niro, Maher and all the other Trump-loathing stars is this: you can hate the President all you like, but if your hatred means you’d rather see America sucked into war or financial ruin than to see him succeed, then YOU’RE the problem – not him. And shame on you.


1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Jun 11, 4:36pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

DeNiero used to be edgy and nerves cool as a cucumber. Or at least his acting suggested he was. His characters would have had something better to say to support his argument than "Fuck Trump!" That's the best the real Bob can muster up?
3   rdm   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 11, 5:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLefty says
we used to call that treason

Really? I thought "the right" used to call it free speech, of course that was when we had black democrat on the receiving end of such so called treason speek.
IMO it is free speech either way. Treason? Not even close.
4   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 11, 6:34pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Its not treason. It’s just tasteless and classless. In a few words, it’s everything the Left accuses Trump of being.

It’s got to really suck when you’ve pinned all your hopes on Trump being a miserable failure and he just keeps winning and winning and winning!
5   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 11, 7:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rdm says
Really? I thought "the right" used to call it free speech, of course that was when we had black democrat on the receiving end of such so called treason speek.

Well, the Left has been railing about hate speech - defined as anything that opposes the idea that POCs, especially Lesbian Left-handed Midget ones, are oppressed, during AND after Obama.

In the authoritarian Europe that Leftists jerk off to, you can go to jail for teaching a dog a Hitler Salute or covering a Rape Gang trial.
6   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 Jun 11, 8:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Are we still talking about one fucking comment that Maher made ?

Wtf is wrong with you fascists ?
7   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 11, 9:02pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLefty says
stars like De Niro and Maher
Can you imagine the reaction if, say, Jimmy Stewart or Bob Hope expressed sentiments like that towards FDR in 1943 in a Hollywood venue, which was squarely behind America then?
8   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 Jun 11, 9:24pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

People making anti Trump remarks think that TRump is out for himself and full of shit con artist huckster duechbag, apt to fuck over America ( not intentionally).

The idea that they fear he's going to be successful (like the republicans were with Obama) is far fetched. I'm not saying that I think Trump might not end up appearing successful. I'm just saying that is so not where Maher and Deniro coming from. You should be at least able to see that.

Right or wrong, they believe they believe they are being patriots.
9   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 12, 8:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLefty says
‘I’m gonna say one thing,’ he snarled. ‘F*CK TRUMP!’

marcus says
they believe they are being patriots
Well it's a strange way to show patriotism it seems to me.
10   d6rB   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 12, 9:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Right - criticism of Trump is treason
Left - any disagreement with Obama is racism

I tend to agree that De Niro and Maher expressions were very tasteless and perhaps also that they are incapable of critical analysis (justify why Trump is bad, instead of shouting obscenities). However, criticism and even slandering of government/president does not necessarily mean treason or lack of patriotism.
11   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 12, 9:56am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's an incompetent celebrity insulting an incompetent celebrity.
Why do people get so worked out about it?
12   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 12, 4:32pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The problem is that that piece of shit, Trump, is still representing our country. Talking about pardoning celebrity felons for perqs, building his businesses and his family's businesses and brands while bilking taxpayers and rendering the commonwealth to those who can do him the most good, wrenching benefits for himself from Russian leaders and mobsters.

He is a tornado that never ends. A kleptocrat. A liar and cheater the likes of which politics have never seen.

Remember we were all going to have much better health insurance for cheaper too?

He is to go uncriticized, we all get that, otherwise the reporters gets no access to him.

He wants you to prosecute to the letter of the law people leaking the information of his criminality.

We all thought that there would never be a worse fool than George W Bush.

MisterLefty says
But I admire Trump for trying, and for getting this far.

You'll end up admiring the nuclear war and the climate disasters that will end humanity ... so ... fuck ... maybe our time has really come and Trump's descent into totalitarian fascism is really the least of our worries at this point.
13   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 12, 4:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


And fuck anyone who goes on the internet everyday babbling about strawman definitions of "liberals are this," "liberals are that" because its only too obvious that they are trying to justify what the right wing nuts have all done in the spirit of an angry mob.

Maybe when the second coming happens you could all get in on the crucifixtion too.

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