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Robert De Niro Yells at Protestors Outside of Trump Trial

Robert De Niro, once a revered actor, is now nothing more than a puppet for the Biden Administration with a big mouth.

In a theatrical display that could rival any of his Hollywood performances, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro turned a press conference into a political spectacle outside the Manhattan courthouse. This wasn’t just any day at court; it was the moment when former President Donald Trump’s defense team was wrapping up its closing arguments in the highly publicized hush money trial.

While the Biden campaign claimed they were not there for the “court case,” their timing and choice of spokesperson screamed otherwise. It was a calculated move, using the swarm of media as the perfect backdrop for their political theatre. At 80, De Niro, a veteran actor now moonlighting as a political commentator for the Biden team, took to the mic with the kind of apocalyptic fervor that would make any screen villain proud.

Caught in a fiery exchange, Robert De Niro didn’t just stick to his script while calling former President Donald Trump a “clown,” a “grubby real estate hustler,” and a “tyrant.” Amidst his sharp critiques, the Hollywood veteran wasn’t shy about hurling a few choice words back at the pro-Trump protesters who tried to overpower the event with shouts critical of Biden and De Niro. 

De Niro, flanked by law enforcement officers who had clashed with Trump-supporting rioters on January 6th, seemed to be leveraging their presence as a silent endorsement of his inflammatory claims. It’s a stark illustration of how the Biden campaign is choosing to engage in this election cycle—by mobilizing Hollywood charisma against political foes.

Trump’s 2024 national press secretary, Karoline Leavitt, hit back, noting that “actors like Robert De Niro” are out of touch with “the real problems that people in this city and across this country are facing.” This is a poignant reminder of the growing disconnect between the glitter of celebrity activism and the grit of everyday American concerns.

This charade exemplifies the troubling fusion of entertainment and statecraft in today’s political arena, where seasoned Hollywood figures are enlisted to propagate the narratives favored by the political elite. The likes of Robert De Niro are not just voices for their causes but puppets in the hands of those like the Biden administration, looking to dress up their political maneuvers in star-studded glamour. It’s a stark reminder that in modern politics, the line between authentic governance and orchestrated spectacle has not just blurred—it’s disappeared.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.