Well, known Trump-basher Robert De Niro was being honored with a life achievement award used his speech to praise unions, liberal causes and, of course, lie about President Trump.
Though Trump bashing Robert De Niro did not mention Trump directly when accepting this award, he has done so countless times before. During the 72nd Annual Tony Awards in 2018, he yelled out “fuck Trump” to much adoring applause from the La La Land crowd.
Robert De Niro SAG award speech:
I thank SAG-AFTRA for tirelessly fighting on our behalf for workplace and economic gains, and respect. And that especially bears — [Applause] And that especially bears remembering these days when there’s so much hostility towards unions. [Applause] Political leaders who support unions are more likely to support affordable health care, equitable taxes, humane immigration regulations, a safe environment, a diverse citizenry, reproductive rights, sensible gun control, and fair wages and benefits. [Applause]
We owe them our support. And we owe them our vote. I can imagine some of you saying, all right, okay, stay out of politics. That’s all right. But we’re — we’re in such a dire situation, so deeply concerning to me and to so many others, I have to say something. And I thought I said it pretty well to Variety the other day, so I’m going to quote myself. [Laughter] There’s right and there’s wrong, and there’s common sense, and there’s abuse of power, and as a citizen I have as much right as anybody, an actor, an athlete, a musician, or anybody else, to voice my opinion. And if I have a bigger voice because of my situation, I’m going to use it whenever I see a blatant abuse of power. And that’s all I’m going to say about that tonight.