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Biden camp brings in De Niro to go after Trump at the site of his trial

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  49 comments

By:   ELENA SCHNEIDER

Biden camp brings in De Niro to go after Trump at the site of his trial
But the reelection team’s also decided to take advantage of the media attention devoted to Trump’s trial

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Joe Biden and his political operation have largely ignored Donald Trump’s trial for months. Now, with just days to go before a verdict is released, it’s dispatched Robert De Niro and some other campaign surrogates to the New York City courtroom to draw attention to the threat they say Trump poses to the country.

As closing arguments in Trump’s trial kicked off nearby, the Biden campaign held a press conference that featured the famed actor and former U.S. Capitol police officers Harry Dunn and Michael Fanone, who served during the attack on Jan. 6, 2021. The trio described Trump as an “authoritarian who answers to and serves only himself,” Fanone said during his remarks.

“When Trump ran in 2016, it was like a joke,” said De Niro, who cut an ad for Biden’s campaign that characterized Trump as a threat to democracy. “With Trump, we have a second chance, and no one is laughing now. This is the time to stop him by voting him out once and for all.”

While the speakers did not reference the trial specifically, the press conference marks a notable escalation for the Biden team, who have, so far, largely avoided all of Trump’s legal challenges. It suggests that there may be brewing frustration that the trial has not resonated more broadly with voters.

When asked why the Biden campaign showed up on Tuesday, “because you all are here,” said Michael Tyler, Biden’s communications director.

“You’ve been incessantly covering this, day in and day out,” Tyler said. “And we want to remind the American people ahead of the next debate, the first debate on June 27, of the unique, persistent and growing threat that Donald Trump poses to the American people and to our democracy.”

Trump faces charges related to hush money payments he made just before the 2016 election to a porn star with whom he had an affair. The former president has argued that the prosecution is politically motivated. And in light of that, Biden has been steadfast in avoiding the matter, deferring questions to the Department of Justice, who he says is operating independently.

But the reelection team’s also decided to take advantage of the media attention devoted to Trump’s trial, and the decision to hold a press conference at the courthouse on the same day is recognition that they need to offer some counter-programming.

The press conference was not without its misfires. Multiple hecklers interrupted the comments, drawing De Niro into a back-and-forth over whether Dunn and Fanone were “heroes.” A car alarm went off for several minutes during De Niro and Fanone’s comments. Cable news outlets carried the press conference only briefly.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Hopefully, DeNiro will get to experience some of the daily violence other New Yorkers are forced to tolerate.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

MAGA seems to be afraid of 80 year old DeNiro. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

The radical left seems to be afraid of elections.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    2 weeks ago

When you have to push lawsuits the SEC and DOJ turned down and change laws, then your party is guarenteed to loose.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

They are starting to get it.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

DeNiro's a little bitch.  

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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2.3  Nerm_L  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago
MAGA seems to be afraid of 80 year old DeNiro. 

You don't think MAGA enjoys a good joke?  Seems appropriate that Democrats would want to be represented by a bad actor.

We're waiting breathlessly for the Alec Baldwin for Biden spot.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.4  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago
 
 
 
CB
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2.4.1  CB  replied to  Greg Jones @2.4    2 weeks ago

Wow.  So . . . this is a 'hang-out' location for some conservatives. "Twitchy."  I see now. So much for the "independent thinkers" who need no stinking help to formulate content. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.5  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

Seems like deniro is the star of right wing social media.

The Biden campaign’s press conference at the trial of his opponent is providing so much comedy. 

succinct summary of Biden’s day:

Biden wasted $320 million on a busted pier to get aid to terrorists and then sent Robert De Niro to have a mental breakdown in front of a New York courthouse. This is the worst re-election campaign in modern history.
 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.5.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.5    2 weeks ago
then sent Robert De Niro to have a mental breakdown in front of a New York courthouse.

LOL.  Yelling "fuck you" at MAGA scum that was harassing him is the height of intelligence. 

 
 
 
Gazoo
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2.5.2  Gazoo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.5.1    2 weeks ago

Yelling "fuck you" at MAGA scum that was harassing him is the height of intelligence.”

that explains a LOT!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.5.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Gazoo @2.5.2    2 weeks ago
that explains a LOT!

What explains MAGA scum ? 

 
 
 
Gazoo
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2.5.4  Gazoo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.5.3    2 weeks ago

Wha’s a “maga”? 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.5.5  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @2.5.1    2 weeks ago
uck you" at MAGA scum that was harassing him is the height of intelligence. 

If Biden really wants to elect Trump, he should hold campaign pressers outside every Trump courtroom.  Really drive home how politicized the whole process is.  Having an 80 year old man wearing a mask outside and screaming obscenities at onlookers  is just a cherry on top of big plate of incompetence.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.5.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.5.5    2 weeks ago

Trump supporters are pathetic . They know DeNiro is a very popular actor who cant stand what Trump has done to this country. 

A lot of the right wing trash are calling DeNiro "washed up". What a bunch of idiots. Robert DeNiro was nominated for an Academy Award just a couple months  ago. 

By right wing reckoning Trump gets to rant like a lunatic whenever and wherever he wants, but if the other side answers him with fire for fire they are being 'political'. 

DeNiro yelled "fuck you" to a Trumpster nitwit who was harassing him. DeNiro should get an award for THAT. 

 
 
 
Gazoo
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2.5.7  Gazoo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.5.6    2 weeks ago

By right wing reckoning Trump gets to rant like a lunatic whenever and wherever he wants,,,,,,”

if only trump would yell “fuck you” at someone he would display the “height of intelligence”, maybe then you’d like him.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.5.8  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @2.5.6    2 weeks ago
DeNiro should get an award for THAT. 

Which award?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.5.9  JohnRussell  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.5.8    2 weeks ago

The fuck you Trump award. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.5.10  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @2.5.9    2 weeks ago

You should design him one if you think he wants another award.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.5.11  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.5.6    2 weeks ago

That guy standing next to DeNiro: Wasn't that the Capitol Police officer who lied under oath to the J6 committee?

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Capitol Police officer disputes claims that Oath Keepers were seen protecting him during Jan. 6 attack - ABC News (go.com)

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.5.12  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.5.11    2 weeks ago

Did you read your link? Wrong capitol police officer. This is becoming habitual.

 
 
 
CB
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2.5.13  CB  replied to  Hallux @2.5.12    2 weeks ago

jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif     Good call. Seems somebody didn't get the memo that not all capitol police officers look alike. Some are slim, some are wide, some have hair, some are shall we say -limited, some eat meat, some are vegan, . . . .  

One would think Fox News viewers would know who that officer is: He has spent "quality" time on Fox News networks since January 6, 2021 as he has done on other networks.

Do take stock of what Vic's real concern is about this officer: That he is a liar. Not about his health and welfare or professional 'good.' Just somebody to OBJECTIFY ! And even then he gets his 'guys' mixed up.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.5.14  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Hallux @2.5.12    2 weeks ago

If you re-read Vic's comment he was actually asking a question.  

 
 
 
CB
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2.5.15  CB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.5.14    2 weeks ago

Coming to the defense of a 'friend' is understandable. . . but, it can't be defended that the two officers don't look anything alike. It's inescapable that Vic got it horribly wrong. . . .

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.5.16  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  CB @2.5.15    2 weeks ago

So you don't know what a question is either?

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.5.17  Hallux  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.5.14    2 weeks ago
If you re-read Vic's comment he was actually asking a question. 

Illustrations confuse me ... /S

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

But I was told the trial isn't political...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

80 year old Robert DeNiro tells MAGA trash outside courtroom "Fuck you". 

800

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @4    2 weeks ago

Have always loved De Niro, few can give us violence on the big screen like Robert does.  Wonder how many killers got inspiration from that early, excellent movie, Taxi Driver?

 
 
 
George
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4.1.1  George  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.1    2 weeks ago

De Niro has become a joke, not even a good joke but a pathetic piece of shit joke. TDS will do that to you.

 
 
 
JBB
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4.1.2  JBB  replied to  George @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

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Hallux
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4.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.1    2 weeks ago
 Wonder how many killers got inspiration from that early, excellent movie, Taxi Driver?

I took my inspiration from James Cagney in White Heat ... after that from Jodie Foster in whatever she did. My mom was very proud.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @4    2 weeks ago

Then he went home and cried.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago
De Niro has become a joke, not even a good joke but a pathetic piece of shit joke.

If Robert De Niro has become a joke, it boggles the mind to think what the average MAGA moron has become. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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6  Sparty On    2 weeks ago

Meh, who gives a shit what Dinero thinks?    Only the triggered it appears.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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6.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @6    2 weeks ago
Meh, who gives a shit what Dinero thinks?

The MAGA that were screaming at him on a New York street yesterday morning, and the Republican presidential candidate. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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6.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1    2 weeks ago

We can ask grandpa what he thinks when he wakes up this morning.    I’m sure they have a teleprompter already cued up for him to stumble through.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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7  MrFrost    2 weeks ago

Better be careful or the radicalized right will pull out Chachi. 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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8  Right Down the Center    2 weeks ago

When asked why the Biden campaign showed up on Tuesday, “because you all are here,” said Michael Tyler, Biden’s communications director.

I guess all the reporters at the White house took the day off or Bidens team realized no one watches or cares about anything coming out of the white house

 
 
 
CB
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8.1  CB  replied to  Right Down the Center @8    2 weeks ago

All the Trump supporters agree with you! YAY!

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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8.1.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  CB @8.1    2 weeks ago

Once again a diversion rather than address the actual comment

 
 
 
CB
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8.1.2  CB  replied to  Right Down the Center @8.1.1    2 weeks ago

Well, I made a judgement call to miss "guessing" and speculating wildly on what White House reporters might or might not have been busying themselves doing on last Tuesday. It's reasonable to do so!

I am pretty sure you have enough agreement with your speculative comment by many MAGA peers, friends, and associates. /s

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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8.1.3  Right Down the Center  replied to  CB @8.1.2    2 weeks ago
I am pretty sure you have enough agreement with your speculative comment by many MAGA peers, friends, and associates. /s

When all else fails play the MAGA card.  Or in some cases play that first since it is all some folks have.

 
 
 
CB
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8.1.4  CB  replied to  Right Down the Center @8.1.3    2 weeks ago

I am immunized against psycho-babble.

 
 
 
Hallux
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8.1.5  Hallux  replied to  Right Down the Center @8.1.3    2 weeks ago
When all else fails play the MAGA card. 

... or play the TDS card or the Brandon Crime Family Card ... or the never out of publication Clinton card, or dozens of other similar sauce cards.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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8.1.6  Right Down the Center  replied to  Hallux @8.1.5    2 weeks ago

Or play the but but but the other guy card

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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8.1.7  Right Down the Center  replied to  CB @8.1.4    2 weeks ago

It seems boosters are often needed now

 
 
 
CB
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8.1.8  CB  replied to  Right Down the Center @8.1.7    2 weeks ago

Nary you worry; I'm GOOD and well-cared for! We can return to the narrative.

 
 

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