De Niro: 'I would disown' my kids if they acted like Trump's
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Robert De Niro says if his own children acted like President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE's kids, he would "disown" them. 

"I don't want my kids to take this the wrong way, but if my kids did what these kids did, I wouldn't want to be related to them," the "Irishman" star said in a Monday appearance on "The View."

"I would disown them," the Academy Award winner and father of six added. "I'd have a serious talk with them. First of all, it's an impossibility; my kids are not like that, of course," De Niro added.


In an interview last week with The New York Times Magazine, De Niro said, “There’s not one thing that I see in him or his family, not any redeeming qualities. They’re out on the take. It’s like a gangster family.”

Three of Trump’s adult children have either prominent roles in his 2020 reelection campaign or in his administration. Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpTrump Organization to cut off bids on Washington hotel this month FBI searched home and office of lobbyist Trump denied knowing: report Trump Organization gets boost from office space MORE and Donald Trump Jr., who also serve as Trump Organization executives, are frequently seen on the campaign trail as surrogates, while Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump scheduled to attend Davos amid impeachment trial Lawmakers introduce bill to bolster artificial intelligence, quantum computing Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Facebook deepfake ban falls short | House passes bills to win 5G race | Feds sound alarm on cyberthreat from Iran | Ivanka Trump appearance at tech show sparks backlash MORE is an unpaid senior White House adviser.

De Niro, asked by "The View" co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Whoopi Goldberg on fight with Meghan McCain: 'Sometimes it goes off the rails' Meghan McCain after confrontation with Whoopi Goldberg: 'I won't be quiet' MORE if he had been watching the impeachment proceedings against Trump in the House, replied, "I think no matter what happens — which we know probably in the Senate he won't get convicted or whatever — but we have to do this."

The 76-year-old actor, one of the Trump's most vocal Hollywood critics, continued, "We have to go through the motions. Symbolically, it means something. It's a taint on his presidency. More than a taint, it's a stain — one that he deeply deserves."

"He has to take the punishment. He has to pay the consequences," De Niro said of Trump.

The commander in chief has blasted De Niro before, saying in a tweet last year that the performer was a "very low IQ individual."

Asked by co-host Abby HuntsmanAbigail (Abby) Haight HuntsmanMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Abby Huntsman leaving 'The View' to help run father's gubernatorial campaign De Niro: 'I would disown' my kids if they acted like Trump's MORE Monday if Democrats should forge ahead with impeachment "even if that means it could risk Republicans winning in the election" next year, De Niro said the proceedings should continue despite any political consequences. 

"We don't have time for that. He did something wrong," De Niro said. "He has to pay for it. Period."