It was intended as a non-partisan encouragement to send voters to the polls in November. The it took an ugly turn. Instead of encouraging people to vote, Robert DeNiro went on a hate filled, threatening rant against Donald Trump.
“It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has. He talks how he wants to punch people in the face? Well, I’d like to punch him in the face. This is somebody that we want for president? I don’t think so. What I care about is the direction of this country, and what I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump. If you care about your future, vote for it.”
His rant didn’t make the #VoteYourFuture campaign cut. But, neither did it end up on the “cutting room floor” as they say. It aired on “The Kelly File” and set Twitter on fire.
Fellow actor Jon Vioght defended the presidential nominee by tweeting,
“I am so ashamed of my fellow actor Bobby DeNiro’s rant against Donald Trump. What foul words he used against a presidential nominee.”
“I don’t know of too many men who haven’t expressed some sort of similar sexual terms toward women, especially in their younger years.”
Voight was referencing the leaked footage of Trump making vulgar comments about women to Billy Bush.
Voight went on to say that the Trump’s words (referring to the 11 year old video) never hurt anyone.
Pointing out the double standard within the media that Donald has referred to throughout his campaign, he tweeted, “Can you imagine if any Republican said words like Robert DeNiro used — against Hilary Clinton or Barack Obama? All hell would break loose.”
De Niro dismissed Voight’s comments, saying he was a “nice guy” who just didn’t know what he was talking about.
This war of words by these two American actors illustrates perfectly just how the country is feeling. This election has us at a crossroad. We will either turn back to a capitalist country of laws, or continue forward as a socialistic society of fear and unrest.
If you ask Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan, that’s exactly what we need. We need to not only go back to our capitalist roots, but also to our Christian roots.
While you won’t find Robertson in a twitter fight, he won’t shy away from the media, or standing his ground. He has a new documentary out, which also portrays America at a historical intersection.
“When men begin to determine what’s right and what’s wrong, oh my goodness. In the absence of God, the man with the biggest stick determines your worth.” Phil Robertson
The hatred is spewing from all sides. Which is a sure sign that Robertson is right.