Robert De Niro loves to make political remarks.
The legendary “Taxi Driver” and “Goodfellas” actor took aim at Brett Kavanaugh’s newly appointed Supreme Court status when speaking at Barbara Davis’ Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.
“One reminder, the drinks, wine and beer are flowing, but be careful. If you have too much, you may end up on the Supreme Court,” De Niro cracked, occasionally stumbling over his words.
The joke generated a varied reaction from the audience. A mix of cheers and boos were accompanied by nervous laughter.
“I haven’t had many occasions to speak publicly since the Tony Awards,” he said while accepting this year’s Brass Ring Award. “It’s very brave of you, Barbara, to give me this opportunity. I think everyone’s afraid I’m going to come out and say, fuuuuh. Don’t worry, I won’t do it. I’m not going to say it. Not tonight anyway.”
You may recall, De Niro dissed U.S. President Donald Trump at this year’s Tonys: “I’m just going to say one thing — f**k Trump! It’s no longer ‘down with Trump.’ It’s ‘f**k Trump!’”
The 75-year-old actor has been a vocal Trump detractor, once saying “I’d like to punch him in the face” during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.