Unfortunately it has been impossible to disassociate the death of American icon, embraced as “The Notorious RBG,” with a now-vacant seat on the Supreme Court that will be bitterly contested by partisan representatives of a deeply divided country.
“(He’s) a criminal who will stop at nothing (and) do anything to win,” De Niro told us. “We have to win it. Everybody has to join. We have to speak out and win this fight, period. We can’t let this go further. If (he gets) another four years, we’re into fascism, American-style, period.”
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – SEPTEMBER 19: President Donald Trump addresses a crowd at the Fayetteville Regional Airport on September 19, 2020 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Thousands of people joined to hear the president during the Make America Great Again campaign rally. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
De Niro had strong words for Trump’s supporters as well.
“It’s like they say it’s a ‘cult,’ and it is. And they don’t care what this person does. But they will care when they are directly affected by his behavior and the behavior of his enablers.”
“It’s unimaginable what will happen (if Trump is re-elected). We would survive but it would be irreparable damage. In some ways now there’s irreparable damage, because the world looks at us like we’re crazy, allowing this crazy person and administration and enablers (to lead).”
“We have to vote him out of office and even then it’s going to be a problem,” De Niro said. “This guy is something we don’t understand, and a lot of people don’t understand. His logic, his mindset, it’s scary.”