NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
Jeffrey Caplan, Rare.us
Robert De Niro has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, and he continued to rail on the commander in chief Tuesday night.
CNN reported that De Niro was addressing an audience at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in New York City and compared the Trump administration’s attacks on the media to those carried out by former President Richard Nixon.
“I know we’re here to celebrate movies in Hollywood … but it’s two days before a frightening election, and the shadow of politics is hanging over us whether we like it or not, and it’s hard for me to think about anything else,” De Niro told the audience at the 2016 Hollywood Film Awards. “So let me just lay it out right here — we have the opportunity to prevent a comedy from turning into a tragedy. Vote for Hillary Tuesday.”
Others who attended Tuesday’s event were Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, actress and former Miss Israel Gal Gadot and late-night TV talk show host Stephen Colbert.