Trump Gets Last Laugh On Decrepit Robert De Niro After Stupid Courthouse Stunt

Trump Gets Last Laugh On Decrepit Robert De Niro After Stupid Courthouse Stunt

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has decided to retract an award from renowned actor Robert De Niro. The decision followed De Niro’s recent fervent appearance at a Biden campaign event outside the courthouse where former President Trump faced trial for hush money allegations.

Due to his contentious remarks, De Niro, who was slated to receive the NAB Leadership Foundation’s Service to America Award next Tuesday in Washington, D.C., has had the honor withdrawn.

De Niro’s comments at an anti-Trump press conference on Tuesday outside the Manhattan courthouse were overshadowed by the bustling city noise. The 80-year-old actor expressed his distress at the possibility of Trump being acquitted by a New York jury.

“Do we want him running this country,” De Niro questioned, “and saying, ‘I’m not leaving, I’m dictator for life’?” Speaking in favor of a new anti-Trump advertising campaign by Biden, De Niro aimed to remind voters of “what a danger he [Trump] is to our lives.”

As De Niro was about to deliver a sharp critique of Trump, a heckler in a MAGA hat interrupted, calling him a “tyrant” and shouting, “You’re washed up!” De Niro reacted to the provocation, leading to a heated exchange.

De Niro shouted back at the Trump supporters, “You’re gangsters!”

The heckler’s taunts persisted, becoming increasingly hostile: “You’re trash. You make bad movies. You’re through!” De Niro, known for his decades-spanning career and numerous accolades, responded with equal intensity.

“This event is proudly bipartisan, uniting those from across the political spectrum to celebrate the impactful work of local broadcasters and our partners,” a NAB spokeswoman said in a statement to The Hill on Thursday.

“While we strongly support the right of every American to exercise free speech and participate in civic engagement, it is clear that Mr. De Niro’s recent high-profile activities will create a distraction from the philanthropic work that we were hoping to recognize. To maintain the focus on the service of the award winners, Mr. De Niro will no longer be attending the event,” the spokesperson concluded.

De Niro made his own statement on the matter to The Hill: “I support the work of the NAB Leadership Foundation and would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for what the Foundation has done and will continue to do for the good of us all, and I wish them well for their continued good work.”

An annual conference and event organized by the NAB is the NAB Show, one of the world’s largest gatherings of professionals in media, entertainment, and technology. Broadcasters can network, learn about new technologies, discuss industry trends, and explore innovative business methods at this event.

De Niro was set to receive the NAB's top individual award “in recognition of charitable work and public service.” He was supposed to be honored at the 2024 Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 4.

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