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Robert De Niro’s Trump rage: ‘We’re beyond trying to see another person’s point of view’

April 20, 2018 GMT

Hollywood actor Robert De Niro claims American politics have reached a point where “we’re beyond trying to see another person’s point of view.”

Mr. De Niro, speaking Wednesday during a promotional interview for the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, said he is so angry at President Trump and his supporters that he no longer can find common ground with them.

“We’re at a point with all of us this where it’s beyond trying to see another person’s point of view,” Mr. De Niro, the festival’s co-founder, told Indiewire. “There are ways you can talk about that, but we’re at a point where the things that are happening in our country are so bad and it comes from Trump. There are so many people who have left his administration. It’s a serious thing.”

The actor previously vacillated between “waiting and hoping” to see what Mr. Trump would do and expressing the desire to punch the “motherfer” and “fing idiot” in the face.

“The people that I care about are those young people who demonstrated [for gun control laws at the March for our Lives rally]” he said. “They’re the future. They know. They say, ‘We’ll remember in November.’ They’re the ones that feel the way we do, not the way the gun lovers and the NRA do, with all that idiocy to the point of absurdity.”

Similar sentiments about Mr. Trump were shared this week by Hollywood director and activist Joss Whedon.

“Donald trump is killing this country,” Mr. Whedon tweeted Tuesday. “Some of it quickly, some slowly, but he spoils and destroys everything he touches. He emboldens monsters, wielding guns, governmental power, or just smug doublespeak. Or Russia. My hate and sadness are exhausting. Die, Don. Just quietly die.”