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OPINION

Serial Trump Defamer Robert De Niro Threw Party Honoring Stalinist Cuba’s Regime

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“I’d like to see a bag of sh*t right in his face!. Hit him right in his face!...And let the picture go all over the world. And that would be the most humiliating thing. Because he (Trump) needs to be humiliated.” (Robert De Niro to Michael Moore, December 23, 2019.)

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“(Trump is) totally nuts!…a Bozo!…an idiot! A national disaster! An embarrassment to this country … this fool, this bozo who I’d like to punch in the face!…I’m gonna say one thing F**K TRUMP!”  (Robert De Niro at Tony Awards June, 11, 2018.)

“He’s (Trump) so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care. He’s an idiot. Colin Powell said it best: He’s a national disaster. He’s an embarrassment to this country…I’d like to punch him in the face!” (Robert De Niro, June, 2016.)

On the other hand:

“Lane Rosenthal’s apartment in New York’s Dakota Bldg alongside Central park was the setting for a meeting by U.S. cultural figures and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. His invitation was extended by actor Robert De Niro." (Stalinist Cuba’s gloating media reporting on their new golden boy Robert De Niro’s honoring of their terror-sponsoring regime with a Manhattan party, September 2018.) 

Not to be outdone, among the attendees at De Niro’s party celebrating the current dictator of the only regime in modern history to criminalize Rock & Roll music and herd Rock & Roll fans into forced-labor camps at bayonet point was Rock & Roll hall of fame member Patti Smith.

In fact, De Niro has been gleefully visiting the Castro-Family-Fiefdom and very respectfully addressing his mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring hosts since 1985. Most recently in May 2016. But also:

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“I’m very happy to be here. My presence here is also a result of human relations. With regards to politics I’m very naive. But I’ve never understood how we can ignore each other living so close to each other. The most important thing is for us to maintain our identity and respect each other mutually. (Robert De Niro at Havana Film Festival, 1985.)

Gosh? Sure seems that De Niro speaks in different tones when he’s addressing mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring Stalinist apparatchiks who craved to nuke his homeland--than when referring to the freely-elected president of the homeland which made De Niro a multi-millionaire?

In fact, no regime in the modern history of the Western Hemisphere has been as hostile to the “artistic freedom” De Niro and his pinko “artist” brethren constantly babble about than Castro’s Cuba, which they revere practically en masse. To wit: 

"Fidel Castro is a genius! We spoke about everything. Castro is a humanist like President Clinton. Cuba is simply a paradise!" -Jack Nicholson

"Socialism works. I think Cuba might prove that." -Chevy Chase

"Castro is very selfless and moral, one of the world's wisest men." -Oliver Stone

"If you believe in freedom, if you believe in justice, if you believe in democracy, you have no choice but to support Fidel Castro!" -Harry Belafonte

"It was an experience of a lifetime to sit only a few feet away from Fidel Castro." -Kevin Costner

"The eight most important hours of my life." - Stephen Spielberg, describing his dinner with Castro. 

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“My biggest regret is I never got to go to bed with Che Guevara,” lamented Jane Fonda, who according to her biographer Patricia Bosworth, actually used the “f” word in describing her lifelong regret. 

“The Cuban people are among the happiest people I have ever met…. And the vast majority love Fidel Castro.” -PETA member Woody Harrelson—who recently petitioned Texas Gov. Abbott to ban “the cruelty” of Texas barbecues, but who warmly--and literally-- bear-hugs Fidel Castro.

(All quotes, etc. above painstakingly documented here.)

Not that it always (or even usually) requires blackmail to get Hollywood folks of mainstream talking heads to parrot Castroite propaganda, but perhaps here’s a few clues to some of it: 

"My job was to bug their hotel rooms," disclosed high-ranking Cuban intelligence defector Delfin Fernandez, "with both cameras and listening devices. 

"The American actor Jack Nicholson was a celebrity who was bugged and taped thoroughly during his stay in Havana’s Hotel Meliá Cohiba," revealed Fernandez, the man in charge of the bugging. “We bugged his room thoroughly. Most people have no idea they are being watched while they are in Cuba. But their personal activities are filmed under orders from Castro himself." 

Interestingly (and tragically) The ECPAT Network – (End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism) in a study titled Child Prostitution and Sex Tourism in Cuba," reports that: "In Cuba, the link between tourism and prostitution is perhaps more direct than in any other country that hosts sex tourists." Such is the desperation of the brutalized and impoverished residents of a nation that prior to the glorious Castro/Che revolution enjoyed a higher per capita income than Japan and half the nations of Europe and who welcomed more immigrants (primarily from Europe) per-capita than the U.S. Prior to the glorious Communist liberation people were as desperate to enter Cuba as they are now to escape. 

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"Famous Americans are the priority objectives of Castro's intelligence," reports Fernandez. “When the celebrity visitors arrived at the Hotels Nacional, Meliá Habana and Meliá Cohiba, we already had their rooms completely bugged with sophisticated taping equipment. But not just the rooms, we'd also follow the visitors around, sometimes we covered them 24 hours a day. They had no idea we were tailing them." 

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