Robert De Niro rips immigrant Rupert Murdoch for not being American: ‘This is what he gave us?’

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Robert De Niro has taken his hatred of President Donald Trump to another level as he turned a recent anti-immigrant attack on the founder of Fox News.

The 76-year-old actor and outspoken Trump critic unloaded on media mogul Rupert Murdoch during a recent interview, slamming the naturalized U.S. citizen and accusing him of “not even being an American.”

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The “Godfather” actor and seven-time Oscar nominee was spewing about Trump again in a new interview in the Daily Beast when he brought up Murdoch, the 88-year-old Australian-born magnate who built a media empire that includes Fox News Channel, The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal.

De Niro warned that things will be “very bad on a lot of levels” if that “piece of sh**” Trump is reelected n 2020.

“We already have a lot of reparations, if you will—repairs—to do to the damage that he’s already done, and he has to be gotten out,” he said, claiming at one point he is “not really political.”

His comments about Murdoch came as he ranted about Trump’s rallies, saying “I’d think, how dare this person have this kind of a rally. How dare you do that.”

“And I think about [Rupert] Murdoch, and what he did to this country,” he said of the media mogul with conservative political views.

“He’s an immigrant who became a citizen, and look what he contributed? Look what this guy did.” he continued. “It’s disgraceful—beyond disgraceful, beyond cynical. Fox News, it’s all about money and power. At what cost? And you’re not even an American; you’re someone who wanted to be an American, and this is what you gave us?”

Murdoch, who became a naturalized American citizen in 1985, had to renounce his Australian citizenship in order to be able to own U.S. television stations. He sold most of Fox’s movie studio, FX and National Geographic Networks to Disney in March for $71.3 billion and his son, Lachlan, currently runs Fox in its new state which is made up of its cable news, business, broadcast and sports networks.

Born in Melbourne in 1931, Murdoch inherited newspapers upon the death of his father, a journalist and newspaper publisher, and later added his own purchases to his expanding media empire, founding News Corporation in 1979 as a holding company for the media outlets.

De Niro’s disrespectful rant against Murdoch as an immigrant found plenty of applause among the left on social media who obediently rally behind whatever liberal Hollywood pronounces. But many Twitter users were disgusted and called out the actor for his xenophobic attack.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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