Broadcasters Association Revokes De Niro’s Award Due to Deranged Tirade Outside Trump Courthouse

Craig Bannister | May 31, 2024
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After Robert De Niro made outrageous, hate-filled claims about Republican presidential candidate and former Pres. Donald Trump on Tuesday, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) revoked the service award it had planned to give the actor next week.

At a press event held outside the courthouse where Trump’s lawyers were defending him from dubious, so-called “hush money” charges, De Niro called Trump a dictator who would never leave office, if elected – and who could “destroy the whole world.”

If Trump is elected, government “of the people, by the people, for the people” will perish – not just from America, but also “from the Earth,” De Niro claimed during his doomsday fear-mongering:

“If Trump returns to the White House, you can kiss these freedoms goodbye that we all take for granted and elections, forget about it. That's over, that's done. If he gets in, I can tell you right now, he will never leave. He will never leave. You know that. He will never leave.”

Two days later, the NAB released a statement reporting that it has revoked De Niro’s “Service to America” award and disinvited him from the Celebration of Service to America awards event where it had planned to present it to him:

“This event is proudly bipartisan, uniting those from across the political spectrum to celebrate the impactful work of local broadcasters and our partners.”

“While we strongly support the right of every American to exercise free speech and participate in civic engagement, it is clear that Mr. De Niro’s recent high-profile activities will create a distraction from the philanthropic work that we were hoping to recognize. To maintain the focus on service of the award winners, Mr. De Niro will no longer be attending the event.”