Italy tells Robert De Niro ‘We’ll have you’

He may or may not have been joking, but when Robert De Niro said he would leave the United States
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He may or may not have been joking, but when Robert De Niro said he would leave the United States if Donald Trump was elected president, Italy was listening.

Responding to the actor’s tirade against the Republican president-elect, the mayor of Ferrazzano in the Italian region of Molise said the town would welcome De Niro “with open arms”.

It was during an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live talk show in the US that De Niro made the remark he would have to move to Italy. His great-grandparents emigrated from Ferrazzano in 1890.

“I’m going to probably have to move there [Italy],” he told Kimmel.

“If, after the disappointment of Trump’s election, he wants to take refuge here, we would be honoured to welcome him,” Ferrazzano mayor Antonio Cerio says.

As much as Donald Trump’s election has stunned the world, it would be even more stunning if Robert De Niro made his ancestral home ‘home’.

#Ferrazzano was home to #robertdeniro 's grandparents near #campobasso #molise #italy

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“To welcome someone like Robert De Niro would be an amazing promotion for us on the international stage. This is the right place in which to forget the electoral defeat [of Hillary Clinton} and avoid having to beat up Trump,” Cerio says, referencing De Niro’s words that he would like to punch Donald Trump in the face.

When asked if he would still like to do that, De Niro said: “I can’t do that now. I have to respect the position.

“We just have to see what we are going to do and how he is going to follow through on certain things… and as we even see now in a lot of cities, there’s a lot of people getting upset and protesting.”

It is estimated tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s election, four days after the vote in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal, this includes at least 25,000 people in New York and at least 8,000 people in Los Angeles.

Would you consider relocating to another country because of a political outcome you weren’t in favour of? What do you think about the protests against Donald Trump’s election as United States president?

  1. Bruce  

    This is why people are shunning the mainstream politicians who have dished up the same old policies that are causing pain to average people. These elitists patronise the plebs by getting other elitists such as actors to tell them what they think is good for them, they don’t understand the insecurity people are feeling in this new globalised world and if anyone questions their agenda they are immediately vilified as racist, sexist rednecks and ostracised by this cosy entitled clique. You will never connect with people by calling them a “basket of deplorables”.

  2. Joan Marshall  

    You can take the Boy out of the Streets but you will NEVER take the Streets out of the Boy. Robert De Niro needs to go back to Italy where his street ways will will be an acknowledgement. I have visited Italy it is a beautiful country but most Italians are Pesants. Do not forget the mafia and the damage they did and still exist on other people’s money with heartless brutality. Good riddance to Robert De NIro if he leaves America and never goes back but, probably will go back because it is America who allowed him to make his millions and be the hypocrite he is. If he is so concerned about all the Syrians Hillary Clinton is going to allow in to America why does he NOT give part of his millions away. There is only one person these people are concerned about and that is themselves. Thank God some of us use our brains unlike Robert De Niro.

  3. Susan  

    Joan Marshll, I hope you aren’t the really nice Joan Marshall in the same class as me in theUK, because I’m not liking yor comments very much on these SAS posts.

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