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 TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick 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 TrumpJudge orders Eric Trump to comply with New York AG's subpoena before Election Day Eric Trump uses misleading clip to blast Biden for using teleprompter Melania Trump: Ginsburg's 'spirit will live on in all she has inspired' 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 TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump stokes fears over November election outcome Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report Trump, Biden vie for Minnesota MORE is an unpaid senior White House adviser.

De Niro, asked by "The View" co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergMeghan McCain says she believes report Trump called fallen soldiers 'losers' On The Money: Treasury, SBA to disclose small business loans of 0K and above | Apple closes stores in states with spikes in coronavirus cases | Artists call on Congress to help club and concert venues during pandemic Artists join call to Congress to help club and concert venues during pandemic 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."