Robert De Niro Worries About Gay Son Under Trump Administration

In a new interview with The Guardian’s David Smith, two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro opens up about how the Trump administration’s divisive policies are worrisome for both him and his gay son.

“Yeah, I worry, and one of my kids is gay, and he worries about being treated a certain way,” says the 75-year-old actor. “We talk about it.”

De Niro, who has six mixed-race children, didn’t identify which of his four sons is gay.

He says initially he took a ‘wait and see’ position on a Trump presidency.

“When you see someone like [Trump] becoming president, I thought, well, OK, let’s see what he does – maybe he’ll change,” admits De Niro. “But he just got worse. It showed me that he is a real racist.” 

“I thought maybe as a New Yorker he understands the diversity in the city but he’s as bad as I thought he was before – and much worse,” he added. “It’s a shame. It’s a bad thing in this country.”

Asked by Smith if he believes Trump is a white supremacist, De Niro reportedly didn’t pause to answer, “Yes.”

Is Trump a fascist? De Niro says, “I guess that’s what it leads to.”

“If he had his way, we’d wind up in a very bad state in this country,” he continued. “I mean, the way I understand it, they laughed at Hitler. They all look funny. Hitler looked funny, Mussolini looked funny, other dictators and despots look funny.”

Since the 2016 presidential election, De Niro has become an outspoken critic of Trump. 

The Raging Bull star has called Trump a ‘scumbag’ and a ‘pig’ in the past.

And in June of 2018, during an appearance at the Tony Awards, De Niro received a standing ovation when he declared, “It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘F*ck Trump.”



(h/t The Guardian)

4 thoughts on “Robert De Niro Worries About Gay Son Under Trump Administration”

  1. Trump is a horrible person,

    Trump is a horrible person, looking at history he follows the same play book as Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin. He uses hate to stir up the the populace instead of being a leader of all like he was supposed to be. Once he was elected he was supposed to represent ALL the people not the extremists. He's no better that terrorist leaders that send their minions out to do their dirty work by twisting the weak minded to do his bidding. A true leader would be along the lines of Roosevelt or Lincoln. I've been a witness to history from the Kennedy era to the present day an nothing frightens me as much as the idiot at the helm as today.  We liberated ourselves from England during the Revolution, fought off the English & French during the war on 1812 to preserve our independence, fought to remain united during the Civil War and fought bullies during the wars of the 20th century. Then we come to the present century…Obama may not have been the best President but when the ONLY goal of of the present President is the eradicate EVERYTHING associated with the Obama presidency no matter what cost to the country how does that not lead you to wonder how the current administration isn't racist?

  2. Can someone explain to me how

    Can someone explain to me how Trump is a racist? I really don’t understand. I’m not trying to offend anyone. I just don’t see what he’s done that’s racist?

    • Even stranger is why Trump is

      Even stranger is why Trump is considered homophobic He's got gays and lesbians in high positions working for him. Very strange narrative most gay activists have come up with.


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