Editor’s Note: Whether on screen or off, Hollywood can always be counted on to keep us entertained. This is especially true when it comes to politics. Join us each week as we shine the spotlight on Tinseltown’s A-listers and their whacky and sometimes inspiring takes on today’s current events.
Hollywood, like most of the left, has pretty much accepted Joe Biden as the next president. While actor Robert De Niro expressed relief that Joe Biden won the presidential election – or so it appears, he also warned of a second-coming of a new and improved Donald Trump:
“There’ll be other people like [Trump] in the future, maybe not in my lifetime. Somebody’s going to come along who’s a lot smarter, more sensitive, more mercurial and not so boorish and will be able to pull the wool over the eyes of the public. And then we will have a more serious, deeper problem, and one that might actually get further than what Trump has done.”
Robert De Niro Warns of Another Trump
The Oscar-winning actor accused the president of using “the same playbook” as some dictators. “He’s also set an example, unfortunately, to other young people that this kind of thing can be done,” De Niro continued, “and that’s why it’s so important after he is out of office that he is held accountable.” Just how Trump should be held accountable wasn’t mentioned, but some people on the left insinuate jail time after the president leaves the Oval Office. Again, for what isn’t certain.
But De Niro doesn’t just have a problem with the president; he also doesn’t understand Trump supporters. “I’m not political, but I was so angry and so enraged and confounded that he would actually behave the way he did and that people bought it,” the actor said. “Now I see many, many, many people in the country feel this way. I’m sad about other people who don’t.”
The Reagans: A Bad Review From a Left-Leaning Media
The Reagans, a four-part documentary on Ronald and Nancy Reagan, will premiere on Sunday, Nov. 15 on Showtime. Critics at The Hollywood Reporter didn’t give it a very good review, and have even used the opportunity, like most leftists, to throw a barb at the president and conservatives in general. The insults began: “’politics is show business for ugly people’ had been around decades before the Trump administration rendered it somehow even truer.”
The review criticizes the documentary for not providing anything we don’t already know and for glossing over Reagan’s presidential mistakes. “The later chapters cover Reagan’s abysmal records on race, income inequality, AIDS and student protests, as well as the lack of compassion and intellectual curiosity that exacerbated those crises,” it read.
It seems, though, that politics aside, the reviewer would have rather seen more information on the couple and their private life. “But The Reagans’ biggest letdown is what little sense we get of Ron and Nancy outside of their careers,” it reads. “Even their marriage is something of a black box, despite the presumed focus on the couple as a symbiotic pair and Reagan Jr.’s participation in the documentary.”
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