“We are a nation in decline. We are a failing nation. We are a nation that has the highest inflation in over 4o years. Where the stock market just finished the worst half of the year in more than five decades. We are a nation that has the highest energy cost in its history and we are no longer energy independent or energy dominant which we wee just two short years ago.”
Those words are among the pointed message in a three minute video former President Donald Trump posted to his Truth Social media app which went viral after the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago home. The media speculates the video is a “campaign style” ad, potentially signaling a 2024 presidential run.
National Review reports “the three-minute video went live after federal agents stormed his Palm Beach home, with a search warrant reportedly obtained in the county, to scour for classified documents Trump allegedly took from the White House at the close of his presidency.”
Additionally, “throughout 2021, the National Archives and Records Administration had been in contact with Trump about retrieving such records from the estate, 15 boxes of which it recovered in January including items ‘marked as classified national security information.”
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Actor Robert De Niro got a taste of Hollywood’s own medicine when he was reportedly unable to deliver his planned Trump-bashing speech at an awards show. The “Killers of the Flower Moon” actor spoke at Monday’s Gotham Awards, but says when he took the stage he discovered that his anti-Trump remarks had been altered.
The actor said he had not been informed of the changes, which took out any mention of the former president. De Niro, who was on hand to present “Killers of the Flower Moon” with the Gotham Historical Icon and Creator Tribute, criticized the awards show and Apple. “I don’t feel like thanking them at all for what they did,” he said. “How dare they do that, actually.”
According to sources with knowledge of the show, a revised version of the speech was placed into the teleprompter less than ten minutes before the event started. Reportedly the speech was altered at the behest of Apple, the film’s producer.
The source says the company was responding to feedback from the filmmaking team that wanted the actor’s remarks to be centered on the movie. However, a source close to the film denied that there was any censorship involved and said that the incident was a miscommunication.
There had been multiple versions of De Niro’s speech and there was a desire to focus solely on the moviemakers and their artistry, according to the source. Apple and the filmmakers were unaware that De Niro hadn’t signed off on the final draft, the source maintained.
De Niro did however take the opportunity to criticize Trump regardless of the prompter; the actor read his remarks from his phone. “Lying has become just another tool in the charlatan’s arsenal,” De Niro said. “The former president lied to us more than 30,000 times during his four years in office. And he’s keeping up the pace in his current campaign of retribution. But with all his lies, he can’t hide his soul. He attacks the weak, destroys the gifts of nature and shows disrespect, for example, by using ‘Pocahontas’ as a slur” he stated.
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