Robert DeNiro appeared at this years Not The White House Correspondents Dinner, attacking the President as an “unrepentant, lying scumbag.” The actual correspondents dinner, which Trump himself has not attended for three years in a row, was boycotted by Trump administration officials as well this time around. Following a fierce backlash to Michele Wolf’s comedy skit at last years dinner, the White House Correspondents Association decided to forego a comedian this year.
However, that didn’t stop attendees at the Not The White House Correspondents Dinner from taking shots at the President. DeNiro, who has been a vocal critic of the President, was not deterred from voicing his displeasure with Trump:
“I’m happy to stand with Samantha Bee tonight to support the First Amendment – the right of the president to be a relentless and unrepentant, lying scumbag, the right of his supporters to not give a shit, and our right to do something about it” De Niro told attendees.
DeNiro also mocked the Presidents use of the term “fake news”, saying he “loved it.”
“If I get a bad review, fake news. Some nosy reporter finds out I never finished high school, fake news. Then the president stole my phrase. You might say he moved in on it like a bitch. All that, fake news. Turns out it’s real news or as we in this room call it: news”
Samantha Bee hosted the second annual “Not The White House Correspondents dinner” at the same time as the actual Correspondents’ dinner, in Washington D.C.
All proceeds from the Not The White House Correspondents dinner went to The Committee to Protect Journalists.