Robert De Niro Pitches Anti-Trump Movie Idea at Tribeca Film Festival

Bettina Dizon
May 07, 2019
11:22 P.M.
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Robert De Niro, 75, once again targeted President Donald Trump during the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday where he suggested a film about being anti-trump should be produced.


Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro, known for his great films, pitched a new idea during the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, but this time, focusing on America’s leader, Donald Trump, in a negative light, reports USA Today.

“It made me sad, but it gave me an idea for another film, one in which the world wakes up and has never heard of Trump,” he told the audience, referring to his latest film “Yesterday.” “That would be a film that would make us all really happy,” he added.


The Beatles inspired movie, “Yesterday,” shows a world where no one has heard of The Beatles, hence his comment about waking up to a world not knowing of Trump, which earned applause from the crowd.

“Yesterday” is a musical directed by Danny Boyle of “Slumdog Millionaire,” written by Richard Curtis of “Love Actually,” and stars Himesh Patel, who plays the role of an unnoticed musician, Jack Malik, struggling to reach fame.


His life turns around when one night, the entire world experiences a power blackout and Jack gets hit by a bus. As a result, no one on the planet can remember The Beatles except for him, opening up an opportunity for him to sing their songs and claim it as his own, rising to stardom.


De Niro, who co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival, introduced the film after making his suggestion about Trump. However, this was not the first instance the actor expressed his dislike for Trump; in fact, he is an avid Trump hater.

Earlier this year, De Niro linked the president to Hitler while speaking to David Smith, saying that he too is a “real racist,” and a “white supremacist.” He said:

“I thought maybe as a New Yorker he understands the diversity in the city, but he’s as bad as I thought he was before -- and much worse.”