Robert De Niro Weighs in on Why He Believes Rudy Giuliani Is Representing Trump

Actor Robert De Niro is offering his thoughts on why he believes Rudy Giuliani decided to represent President Donald Trump amid unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud.

Co-host of “The View” Sunny Hostin noted Giuliani is still fighting election results in court “with ridiculous claims.”

She added, “Yesterday he quoted ‘My Cousin Vinny’ in a press conference. Earlier this week he claimed the mafia of Democrats rigged the votes for Biden. I mean, Giuliani used to prosecute actual mob bosses in the ’80s in federal court. What happened to him?”

De Niro speculated as to why he has chosen to take on the challenge of representing Trump.

“He’s the one who was prosecuting under the RICO act, the way I understand it, and now he’s representing a mob family. It’s crazy. I don’t know what happened to him. I feel bad for him,” De Niro said.

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Hostin pressed him on why he thinks Giuliani is doing this.

“I think just for the attention, maybe desperation, maybe whatever else. It’s the only way…I can’t understand because it’s just as easy to say, ‘Look I can’t buy into this. I can’t go along with this. It’s over. I’m out,” De Niro said.

He continued, “He’d have so much respect and people would hire him and want to hire him and he’s gone this other way. It’s just nuts.”

During a news conference, Giuliani mentioned the film “My Cousin Vinny” when explaining how poll watchers were not close enough to the ballots, as IJR previously reported.

“It’s one of my favorite law movies. ‘Cause he comes from Brooklyn. And when the nice lady who said she saw and then he says to her, ‘How many fingers do I got up?’ And she says, ‘Three’ — well she was too far away to see that it was only two,” Giuliani said.

He added poll watchers “were further away than My Cousin Vinny was from the witness. They couldn’t see a thing.”


  1. Di Niro has been getting paid to play make believe his entire life. What makes him think that his profession has prepared him to make sound statements relating to anything other than pretending?
    If he was smart enough to actually do a small amount of research he might be a bit enlightened but as a good actor he is happy to just do what the actor says to do- be a mouth piece.
    He is poor example of an American citizen.