â€œI hope he gets impeached, it has to be followed through,â€ De Niro told Varietyâ€™s Marc Malkin at the New York Film Festival opening night premiere of the Netflix film â€œThe Irishman.â€ â€œHeâ€™s such a low lifeâ€¦ He taints everybody around him.â€
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Not a fan of the current President, De Niro famously greeted the 2018 Tonyâ€™s telecast with the words, â€œFâ€” Trump,â€ for which he received a standing ovation from the crowd. Clearly, his feelings have not changed.
â€œItâ€™s disgraceful with this guy,â€ De Niro continued.Â â€œHe has no center, no ethics, no morals. Heâ€™s amoral, immoral.â€
The actor wasnâ€™t the only person ready to see the impeachment inquiry underway, director Spike Lee is also rooting for the ousting of â€œAgent Orange.â€ When the Oscar-winner was asked on who he liked for the 2020 presidential election, all Lee would say was â€œAgent Orange, gotta go,â€ referring to President Trump.
â€œThe Irishmanâ€ is a Netflix film directed by Martin Scorsese starring De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin and Joe Pesci. Based off the Charles Brandt memoir â€œI Heard You Paint Houses,â€ the crime drama explores a mob hitmanâ€™s involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.Â De Niro plays a World War II veteran named Frank Sheeran who returns home to drive trucks in the 1950â€™s only to find himself caught up in scandal.
But the scandal on everyoneâ€™s mind at the premiere wasnâ€™t the storied Hoffa controversy, but rather the action taken by the house Democrats.