It must be nice to be worth half a billion dollars and still feel the need to ask for assistance from the government for your businesses. Now imagine the person is a Hollywood elitist who routinely bashes the administration in charge of the government that sent him the checks he and his co-owner apparently felt they needed. Oh, sweet irony.
Actor and fake tough guy Robert De Niro’s chain of “luxury restaurants and boutique hotels,” which he co-owns with celebrity chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, received more than a dozen loans (14) through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) worth “at least $11.4 million and as much as $27.7 million,” according to Fox Business.
That’s right. Your taxpayer dollars, in part, went to propping up a chain of businesses worth billions of dollars.
Fox Business reported:
The disclosure was part of a broader release by the Small Business Administration, which made public for the first time the names of businesses and nonprofits that received forgivable loans worth more than $150,000 under the $670 billion program. The agency did not disclose precise dollar amounts of the loans and instead provided a range for each loan, making it impossible to know the exact sum that Nobu received.
Sounds like just more of the same from elitists who appear to live by the mantra, ‘Do as I say, not as I do.’
De Niro has been an overtly vocal critic of the Trump administration over the years, focusing his hatred on President Donald Trump himself. He has called Trump everything from a “piece of s**t” to a “lying scumbag” to a “wannabe gangster.”
Of course that last insult should be taken with a grain of salt considering De Niro made a career out of literally being a “wannabe gangster.”