Robert De Niro Calls Playing Robert Mueller on ‘SNL’ a ‘Civic Duty’ (Video)

“We have a wannabe gangster in the White House,” Oscar-winner tells Stephen Colbert

Robert De Niro is one of the most vociferous anti-Trump celebs out there, so much so that he says that he considers his “Saturday Night Live” performances as Robert Mueller to be his “civic duty.”

“I have no other way to say it, I guess — It’s a civic duty. It’s my civic obligation to play Mueller,” the actor said on Friday’s “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” to which Colbert responded, “I doubt Mueller does as good of a Mueller as you do.”

De Niro, in fact, hopes “SNL” takes his role one step further. “I don’t know whether this is actually possible in reality,” he said, “but where I can handcuff him and take him away in an orange jumpsuit.”

The actor and the president have repeatedly exchanged insults, and last night was no exception, even when Colbert changed the subject from Trump to “The Irishman” – De Niro’s upcoming Netflix film directed by Martin Scorsese about Jimmy Hoffa (played by Al Pacino) and a mob hitman. Colbert asked why people are so attracted to gangster films, and De Niro said, “People like the outlaw type thing except we have a wannabe gangster in the White House now.”

De Niro said that right after Trump was elected he gave him a chance, but “this guy has proven himself to be a total loser.”

“Even gangsters have morals and they have ethics,” he said. “They have a code and you know when you give somebody your word it’s your word because it’s all you have is your word. This guy he doesn’t even know what that means.”

Watch De Niro’s interview in the clip above.

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