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Robert De Niro Praises Meryl Streep’s Anti-Trump Globes Speech: ‘It Needed to Be Said’

Thursday, January 12, 2017 14:02
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Robert De Niro Praises Meryl Streep’s Anti-Trump Globes Speech: ‘It Needed to Be Said’
by Jerome Hudson10 Jan 2017
Actor Robert De Niroloved Meryl Streep’s anti-Donald Trump speech Sunday at the Golden Globes so much that he wrote an open letter to the actress to thank her for inspiring others to speak up.
“What you said was great. It needed to be said, and you said it beautifully,” De Niro wrote to Streep in a letterpublished by People. “I have so much respect for you that you did it while the world was celebrating your achievements. I share your sentiments about punks and bullies. Enough is enough.”
De Niro thanked Streep for using her “powerful voice,” which he says “inspires others to speak up as they should so their voices will be heard too. It is so important that we ALL speak up.”
While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, Streep called Hollywood the most “vilified” segment of American society following Trump’s election, and called on the media to stand up to Trump “to hold power to account, to call to the carpet for every outrage.”
While they’ve shared the big screen four times throughout the years, Streep and De Niro also share disdain for the President-elect.
Last June, Streep donned orange makeup and a fat suit to lampoon then-candidate Trump at the annual Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala event in Central Park.
A month before the election, De Niro saidhe’d like to “punch” Trump “in the face.”
The Taxi Driver actor is also no stranger to controversial speeches.
While accepting his own Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, De Niro made some off-color jokes about immigration and deportation.
“I’m sorry more members of the foreign press aren’t with us tonight, but many were deported right before the show along with most of the waiters. And Javier Bardem,” De Niro said to the sound of groans from the audience.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is an advisory board member for the Edible Schoolyard, Mamie Gummer’s mother, a trustee at the Vassar College, and was a co-founder for Mothers and Others.
Note: Anne M. Tatlock was a trustee at the Vassar College, a director at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, and a director at the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
Robert De Niro is a director at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, and a co-founder & co-chairman for the Tribeca Film Institute.
Jane L. Rosenthalis a director at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, and a co-founder & co-chairman for the Tribeca Film Institute.
Scott Rechler is a director at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, and a co-chairman for the Tribeca Film Institute.
Norman Pearlstineis a director at the Tribeca Film Institute, and was a chief content officer for Bloomberg LP.
Michael R. Bloomberg is the chairman for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, the founder of Bloomberg LP, the founder of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, Emma Bloomberg’s father, was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, a donor for the Robin Hood Foundation, and an advocate for the ONE Campaign.
George Soros was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, and the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Harlem Children's Zone, the Robin Hood Foundation, the International Rescue Committee, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
John F. Kennedy Jr. was a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Sexiest Man Alive 1988 in People.
Robin Hood Foundation was a funder for the Harlem Village Academies.
Hugh Jackman is a director at the Harlem Village Academies, and the Sexiest Man Alive 2008 in People.
Emma Bloombergwas the chief of staff for the Robin Hood Foundation, is Michael R. Bloomberg’s daughter, and a director at the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
Bloomberg Family Foundation was a funder for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.
Jonathan M. Tischis a member, board of adviser’s for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, and was a director at the Tribeca Film Institute.
Robert De Niro is a co-founder & co-chairman for the Tribeca Film Institute, and a director at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.
Ronald O. Perelmanmember, board of adviser’s for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, and a director at the ONE Campaign.
Michelle Obama was an advocate for the ONE Campaign.
ONE Campaign is a partner with the International Rescue Committee.
Liv Ullmann is an overseer at the International Rescue Committee, and an honorary chair for the Women's Refugee Commission.
Glenda K. Burkhart was an overseer & director at the International Rescue Committee, and a co-chair for the Women's Refugee Commission.
Robin Fray Careywas a co-chair for the International Rescue Committee, and a co-chair for the Women's Refugee Commission.
Dina Dublon was an overseer at the International Rescue Committee, and a chair for the Women'sRefugee Commission.  
Kathleen Newlandis an overseer at the International Rescue Committee, and was a chair for the Women's Refugee Commission.
Catherine O'Neillwas an overseer at the International Rescue Committee, and a founding chair for the Women's Refugee Commission.
Mamie Gummer is an ambassador for the Women'sRefugee Commission, and Meryl Streep’s daughter.
Meryl Streep is Mamie Gummer’s mother, a trustee at the Vassar College, an advisory board member for the Edible Schoolyard, and was a co-founder for Mothers and Others.
Mothers and Others was a program for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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