Robert De Niro warns of a second Trump term: 'He will never leave'

Speaking at a press conference organized by the Biden-Harris reelection campaign, actor Robert De Niro warned against electing former President Donald Trump to the White House, saying, "He will never leave" office. The press conference on Tuesday was held outside the courthouse in New York City where closing arguments were underway in the Trump hush money trial.

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When Trump ran in 2 2016, it was like a joke.

This buffoon running for president.

No, never could happen.

We'd forgotten the lessons of history that showed us other clowns who weren't taken seriously until they became vicious dictators 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, we don't want to wake up after the election saying what again?

My God, what the hell have we done?

We can't have that happen again.

Yesterday was Memorial Day.

It's a good time to reflect on how Americans fought and died so that we may enjoy the freedoms guaranteed to us by a democratic government, a government that as President Lincoln said of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth under Trump.

This kind of government will perish from the earth.

I don't mean to scare you.

No, no, wait, maybe I do mean to scare you.

If Trump returns to the White House, you can kiss these freedoms.

Goodbye that we all take for granted elections, forget about it.

That's over.

That's done if he gets in, I can tell you right now, he will never leave, he will never leave.

You know that he will never leave.

What does that mean?

Is that the country we want to live in?

Do we want him running this country and saying I'm not leaving, I'm dictator for life.