Actor Robert De Niro lashed out at President Trump and his supporters Monday night, saying the president used the “same playbook” as Adolf Hitler and is “confounded” by Americans who voted for the president’s reelection.
“It’s the same playbook as Mussolini, as Hitler, as wannabe dictators,” De Niro told MSNBC’s Ari Melber Monday night. “It’s what they’re going to do for the people, make Germany great again, make Italy great again, make America great again. It’s all appealing to the worst prejudices, the worst weaknesses of the public, and instead of leading them and guiding them and being someone that they can look up to. And when the public is not right, you have to be there to do the right thing, to set an example for them. And if you don’t, then we’re going to be where we are today.”