Former President Barack Obama had dinner with actor Robert De Niro, one of Hollywood’s most outspoken Trump critics, in New York City on Monday evening, according to a report.
The Daily Mail says Obama, wearing a black suit with dark sunglasses, was seen entering the Greenwich hotel ahead of his dinner with De Niro. The pair is said to have dined at Yves Restaurant in Tribeca. Robert De Niro has longed supported Obama, having campaigned for him in 2008.
“Fuck ‘em. Fuck ‘em.” Robert De Niro said regarding Trump, live on CNN 🇺🇸pic.twitter.com/gvylqrJFTU— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 29, 2019
As the Daily Mail notes, the dinner comes after Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, signed a whopping $90 million deal to produce a Netflix series regarding calls to impeachment President Donald Trump. De Niro has long urged House Democrats to begin proceedings to remove the president, contending he “should not be president, period.”
In addition to their Netflix deal, the Obamas production company is teaming up with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts for the platform. Under the partnership announced, the former president and first lady will develop and lend their voices to select podcasts.