Robert De Niro is upset by what he calls the “shenanigans” and “divisiveness” going on in Washington.
In an interview with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, the Academy Award-winning actor, a Democrat, offered some advice to lawmakers: “Don’t make the preposterous statements, don't get into all this posturing and silliness… Try to move forward and help the president, even though you're from another party, the other party. Try to stop criticizing so much. Try to move it forward.”
“The Godfather Part II” star, who supported then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in 2008, refrained from criticizing the work the president’s done in his four years in office when Gregory asked whether he’s “as inspired” and “as hopeful” as four years ago.
“You know, it's very easy to criticize people. I think he's done a good job. He's done other things that maybe he should have been a little stronger about, people will complain. But it's not easy to be President of the United States,” De Niro said in the interview on NBC’s “Press Pass” web series.
The veteran entertainer added about Obama, “I know he’ll do better in the next four years, when he won’t have to worry whether he’s going to be elected or not.”
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