Actor Robert De Niro is confident President Donald Trump cares more about the election than he does about Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s appalling. He wants to be reelected. He doesn’t even care how many people die,” De Niro said.
Emily Maitlis, the host of BBC Newsnight, noted Trump’s fan base would take issue with De Niro’s remarks and explained how they will vote for him again.
De Niro reiterated that he believes Trump does not care about the lives of Americans.
“He doesn’t care for those people and the people who he pretends to care about are the people he has the most disdain for because he could care less about them,” De Niro said.
He continued, “They might like to tell themselves that or delude themselves but he doesn’t care about them.”
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De Niro called the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic “Shakespearean” and Trump himself a “lunatic.”
“It’s like Shakespearean the whole thing,” De Niro said. “You got a lunatic saying things that people are trying to dance around.”
De Niro illustrated New York as being a “ghost town” and how other parts of the world look the same way.
“It’s surreal, then you see other parts of the world, other big great cities of the world are also in the same situation,” De Niro said.
He continued, “It’s interesting, it’s kind of like a science fiction movie but it’s real.”
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New York has become the state with the most coronavirus cases. As of Wednesday afternoon, there are nearly 344,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 27,000 deaths due to the virus in the state.
The United States is not out of the woods yet, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, while there may be a slight decline in coronavirus cases in some areas, other areas are facing spikes, as IJR previously reported.