Veteran American actor, producer, and director Robert De Niro has said he hopes the impeachment probe on Donald Trump is followed through. The celebrated actor, who is a vocal Trump critic, called the POTUS a person with 'no ethics and morals'. De Niro was speaking at the New York premiere for the Netflix film 'The Irishman'. The film is about a mob enforcer Frank Sheeran which is played by De Niro. Its shows from his mid-20s to his 80s with the aid of de-ageing visual effects technology. The 76-year-old is a recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and has been nominated for six BAFTA Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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"I hope he gets impeached, it has to be followed through. He's such a low life... He taints everybody around him. There's a very few that have escaped it. I'm amazed that so many people have not stood up to him. Some have quit. It's disgraceful with this guy. He has no center, no ethics, no morals. He's amoral, immoral. And the people around him... not good," De Niro told the US media.
Not shying away from criticising the current President of the United States, the actor famously greeted the 2018 Tony’s telecast with harsh words for Trump, for which he received a standing ovation from the audience. In April 2019, De Niro took a jibe at Trump and called him a "wannabe gangster in the White House", adding that even gangsters had morals and ethics. This shows that his feelings have not changed. The mega actor wasn’t the only person in Hollywood to stand against Trump. Ready to see the impeachment inquiry underway, director Spike Lee is also rooting for the ousting of “Agent Orange”. When the Oscar-winner was asked on who he liked for the 2020 presidential election, all Lee would say was “Agent Orange, gotta go,” referring to Trump.
(With inputs from PTI)
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