American-Italian actor Robert De Niro has never been a huge fan of Donald Trump, but this time he went on to speculate about which potential candidates could put up a hard fight against the US president in the upcoming presidential race.

Robert De Niro revealed his 2020 presidential election favourites, while branding incumbent US President Donald Trump “a piece of sh*t” and “a fool”, according to an interview with The Daily Beast. 

The actor then went on to reveal his presidential preferences in the upcoming election, suggesting that Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, could be a worthy opponent to the US president, but also praised Joe Biden.

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg appears on stage at a First in the West Event at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November 17, 2019

The star of the newly released “The Irishman” movie also explained that the fact that the Democratic politician is homosexual may help him win support from “marginalised” sexual or ethnic groups.

He also suggested that Buttigieg would be strong enough to withstand all the possible attacks against him due to his marginalised position, just like Barack Obama. 

However, despite De Niro’s views, a recent poll from Quinnipiac University indicated that Buttigieg has “less than one percent” support among black voters in the state of South Carolina ahead of the Democratic primary in the state, in comparison to former US Vice President Joe Biden, who received 44 percent approval, and Sanders with 10 percent support among African-Americans. 

The Oscar-winning American actor has repeatedly voiced his opposition to Donald Trump, slamming him as a “fake” president and calling for him to be impeached. 


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