De Niro snaps at reporter over claim his anti-Trump speech was secretly censored

Actor Robert De Niro claimed in real-time that his Gotham Awards speech was edited on the teleprompter without his knowledge because he ripped on former President Donald Trump, opting to correct the matter by reading his original remarks off his phone.

While it may be hard to believe that De Niro is 80, it’s easy to understand that his Trump Derangement Syndrome is as strong as ever — the actor infamously said of Trump, “I’d like to punch him in the face.”

The Daily Mail confronted a “prickly” De Niro about the alleged censoring and his subsequent rant outside his New York apartment and he was “tightlipped.”

“No, no, I don’t want to make any comment,” he replied while clutching a copy of Jonathan Karl’s book, Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party.

“Sporting a black beanie and a face mask, a visibly annoyed De Niro repeatedly refused to talk about the incident, and used a bag to try and obscure his face as he exited his Upper East Side townhouse,” the UK tabloid reported. “He then ordered a reporter to ‘get the door’ to his chauffeur-driven black Cadillac Escalade before hopping in and slamming it behind him.”

DeNiro was at the Gotham Independent Film Awards to deliver a tribute to his critically acclaimed Western crime epic Killers Of The Flower Moon, and to accept the Gotham Historical Icon and Creator Tribute award on the film’s behalf.

“The beginning of my speech was edited, cut out, and I didn’t know about it. And I want to read it,” the octogenarian actor told the audience.

“History isn’t history anymore. Truth is not truth. Even facts are being replaced by alternative facts and driven by conspiracy theories and ugliness,” De Niro said, proving that the left has the art of projection down to a science. “In Florida, young students are taught that slaves were taught skills that could be applied for their personal benefit. The entertainment industry isn’t immune to this festering disease.”

He proceeded to attack John Wayne, who Elizabeth Taylor once called “emblematically American.”

“The Duke, John Wayne, famously said of Native Americans, ‘I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves,'” De Niro said, before turning his attention to Trump.

“Lying has become just another tool in the charlatan’s arsenal,” he continued. “The former President lied to us more than 30,000 times during his four years in office. And he’s keeping up the pace in his current campaign of retribution. But in all his lies, he can’t hide his soul. He attacks the weak, destroys the gifts of nature and shows disrespect by, for example, using Pocahontas as a slur.”

In concluding his remarks, De Niro took shots at Gotham Awards, Apple, and the film’s producer for allegedly censoring his remarks.

“I don’t really feel like thanking them at all for what they did. How dare they do that, actually,” he said. “But now I will go to accepting the award.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on X:

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