Robert De Niro: From Raging Bull to The Biggest Loser

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Hollywood today is utterly infested with some of the lower forms of life. Except for a handful of conservative talent guided by a moral compass, Tinseltown is a liberal nuclear wasteland on par with Chernobyl.


And then, there’s Robert De Niro. He’s the glowing, three-eyed fish of that radioactive swamp.

One of the most storied acting careers in all of film has been decimated by a bad case of what is commonly referred to as Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The Raging Bull and Godfather actor first contracted the disease in 2016 when he was so despondent over Donald Trump’s candidacy for President that he declared he’d like to “punch him in the face.”

Among many other things.

 De Niro, it seems, thought he was a real boxer. Or a real gangster. Not just one who pretended to be one.

We could rehash his many detestable comments since then. In 2018 he was censored at the Tony Awards for shouting “F--- Trump!” with raised arms and clenched fists.

He even suggested that Trump’s presidency made him feel the same way he did after 9/11.

But why recall the crazy from years ago when he essentially said the very same things today?

In one of the wildest press conferences you’ll ever see, a masked De Niro joined two of the saddest figures to come out of the January 6th mostly peaceful protest – Harry Dunn and Michael Fanone – to rant and seethe with rage over President Biden’s opponent. Just as he has repeatedly for years.

Same message. Just a different setting outside the courthouse at the Trump trial in New York.

“We New Yorkers used to tolerate him when he was just another grubby real estate hustler masquerading as a big shot,” De Niro ranted against Trump. “A two-bit playboy lying his way into the tabloids. A clown.”


Calling somebody else a clown? Self-awareness: -500 points, Robert.

Then, in a statement that makes AOC look like sanity personified, De Niro claimed Trump would destroy the country if re-elected … and it’ll be just like 9/11.

"The Twin Towers fell just over here, just over there. This part of the city was like a ghost town, but we vowed we would not allow terrorists to change our way of life. ... I love this city. I don't want to destroy it. Donald Trump wants to destroy not only the city, but the country, and eventually, he can destroy the world," De Niro said.

"I don't mean to scare you. No, no, wait — maybe I do mean to scare you," he added. "If Trump returns to the White House, you can kiss these freedoms goodbye that we all take for granted.”

Perhaps AOC can give Robert the number to her therapist. (You know, the one she consulted after Ted Cruz almost had her murdered on January 6th, even though she wasn’t in the building.)

Oh, speaking of bad actors, De Niro tried to drive home his point by inviting sobbing famed J6 committee witnesses in Dunn and Fanone.

Dunn’s presence helped accentuate the fact De Niro is basically a star in the remake of The Biggest Loser. He recently attempted to run for an open House seat in Maryland and was defeated in the Democrat primary by double digits.

Dunn, you may recall, was one of the many Capitol Police officers who provided a toreador defense of the building that day and later whined about it being “an attempt to overthrow democracy.”


Hint: It wasn’t.

Pivoting to the next loser, Fanone is probably one of the more vile creatures to come out of the Capitol insurrection media-generated production. That attribute is likely why he landed a gig at CNN.

Sharing De Niro’s world view that January 6th was akin to 9/11, former Capitol officer Fanone once indicated the day Trump was indicted over the protest made him as happy as the day Osama bin Laden was killed.

Yes, he actually said that.

“Much in the way that I did when I learned that our military had killed Osama bin Laden,” the CNN contributor said. “I just felt incredibly proud.”

It’s important to note that this triumvirate of losers was attaching themselves to the Biden campaign. This was a campaign event for the current president of the United States. Featuring an unhinged lunatic flanked by two perpetually teary-eyed trolls.


This is the best they had to offer to counter Trump?

You have to hand it to them, though. Fanone and Dunn surely know how to act when they need to. And De Niro obviously has some skill in that arena.

It’s just a shame that De Niro, once a respected Academy Award-winning actor, has been relegated to B-level press conferences where the attendees try to outduel each other with their ignorance.

Trump has rightly described De Niro for what he has become.

“He has become a total loser, as the World watches, waits, and laughs!” Trump wrote in a post on his Truth Social platform last December.

Some would say the biggest loser, even.

From Raging Bull, to raging bull---.


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