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Robert De Niro goes all Goodfellas on Donald Trump administration

Veteran actor Robert De Niro has slammed US President Donald Trump, pointing out how the administration’s budget proposal is targeting the arts.

hollywood Updated: May 09, 2017 20:51 IST
Honoree Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the 44th Chaplin Award Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
Honoree Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the 44th Chaplin Award Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center (AFP)

Veteran actor Robert De Niro has slammed US President Donald Trump, pointing out how the administration’s budget proposal is targeting the arts.

While accepting the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award here, De Niro said the administration is targeting the arts and potentially depriving the US of great artistes “for their own divisive political purposes,” reports variety.com.

“I don’t make movies for rich liberal elites. I’ve got my restaurants for that. I make them for everybody,” the 73-year-old said.

De Niro mentioned the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which would be eliminated under the president’s budget proposal “for their own divisive political purposes.”

“I call it what it is: bullshit,” said the Taxi Driver star.

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