Actor Robert De Niro said Friday that president-elect Donald Trump’s victory made him “feel like I did after 9/11,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Now the Academy Award winner says he supports the anti-Trump protests springing up across the country.
“Yes, absolutely,” De Niro told Agence France-Presse on Friday when asked if he is in favor of the anti-Trump protests being organized in cities from New York to Oregon. “Things aren’t being done right.”
Anti-Trump protests have taken to the streets, chanting, “Not my president,” every night since Trump’s election.
Asked how he feels after Trump historic victory over Hillary Clinton, De Niro said “How am I doing? I’m very depressed.”
De Niro had been a Clinton supporter throughout the campaign. He co-starred in a celebrity get out the vote video urging Americans to voter for the former Democratic nominee.
De Niro, in a monologue posted online last month, called Trump “an embarrassment” to the United States and said he would like to “punch him in the face.”
Just days before Trump’s unprecedented win, De Niro urged the audience at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards to “vote for Hillary Tuesday” to avoid an Election Day “tragedy.”
De Niro says Americans must remain “vigilant” under Trump.
“We have to just wait and see how things go and keep our eyes ever vigilant on the new government,” De Niro said Friday.