Donald Trump is a “malignant narcissist” says Robert De Niro: “He’s not even a good gangster”

It’s no secret that Robert De Niro is not a fan of the incumbent United States President. In the last few months, as he’s been touring talk shows and giving interviews to promote his new film The Irishmandirected by long-time collaborator Martin Scorsese, he has repeatedly expressed his disgust for Trump and his administration.

Outtake spoke with De Niro about his latest role as Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran at the film’s London premiere and, as always, the veteran actor could be counted on to talk about Donald Trump.

“We have a gangster in the White House. He’s not even a good gangster. He’s not smart, he’s stupid, he doesn’t keep his word. There’s an expression, ‘honour among thieves’; and there are those thieves, as in any profession, that have honour. They’ll shake your hand and say ‘It’s done’.

“And then there are those, like on Wall Street, who don’t do that. He [Trump] happens to be one of the guys who won’t honour anything. He doesn’t fit in any category except that of a malignant narcissist.”

Well, Mr. De Niro, since we spoke the impeachment proceedings against him are well under way. Let’s hope you were wrong about that third term.

Laura Potier

Co-founder and editor of Outtake, feel free to drop me a line with any questions or article pitches at laura@outtakemag.co.uk