Robert De Niro is no fan of President Donald Trump, so much so that he is barring Trump from his signature restaurant chain.
The acting icon has been a vocal critic of the president since his 2017 inauguration, using his vast platform to speak out against the atrocities committed by Trump on a daily basis. He has also joined the cast of Saturday Night Live to play nemesis to Alec Baldwin’s Trump in the form of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
But for De Niro, that’s not enough. He’d like to make certain he never encounters Trump again, if he can help it.
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The Daily Mail reports that De Niro, a co-founder of the wildly popular Nobu restaurant and Hotel chain, declared he would not let Trump eat at the Nobu franchise and will vacate any other venue if the president entered.
“If he walked into a restaurant I was in, I’d walk out,” De Niro said.
Considering the high-end vibe Nobu puts forth, the global establishments have long been a draw of Trump’s. He might eat his steak well-done with ketchup, but apparently so long as he does it somewhere fancy-looking then it’s not completely disgusting.
In fact, Trump visited Nobu in Moscow during his infamous 2013 trip to Russia for the Miss Universe pageant. This particular trip to the Kremlin has long been under public scrutiny since the revelations from the Steele Dossier which suggests that Trump spent a night in a Moscow hotel with Russian prostitutes who he supposedly paid to urinate on the bed because Barack Obama once slept there.
Considering De Niro’s recent slam against Trump where he called him a “f*cking idiot” and a “f*cking fool”, it would be endlessly gratifying if it were to somehow be revealed that the night of the infamous “Pee Tape” was also the night Trump dined at Nobu.
It wouldn’t establish any kind of proof that the tape exists, but it would be a hysterical addendum to this story. The fodder it would forever provide to De Niro, knowing that drinks his restaurant provided to Trump and his dates ultimately became the star of a tape which could end his presidency would be sweeter than any of the Oscars adorning De Niro’s shelves.
What a time to be alive.