NBC News’ Brian Williams interviewed Robert De Niro at the Tribeca Film Festival os Saturday night and the actor spoke passionately about President Barack Obama and the current Donald Trump ‘birther’ bad-mouthing in the news.
The “Celebrity Apprentice” star is mulling a run as a Republican presidential contender, and says he will announce his intentions on his hit NBC show.
De Niro said: “I won’t mention names, but certain people in the news the last couple weeks, just, what are they doing?…It’s crazy. They’re making statements about people that they don’t even back up. Go get the facts before you start saying things about people.”
When De Niro was asked if he was speaking about someone “on my network on Sunday night,” referring to Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”
The actor said he was. He added, “It’s like a big hustle; It’s like being a car salesman”.”
“Don’t go out there and say things unless you can back them up. How dare you? That’s awful to do. To just go out and speak and say these terrible things? Unless you just wanna get over and get the job. It’s crazy.”
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