Appearing Monday on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, actor Robert De Niro posited that newly-minted presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg “might be the one” to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.
“I like Bloomberg. He’s an adult. He’s a grownup,” De Niro, one of Hollywood’s most virulent Trump critics, told Colbert when asked if he’s previously met the billionaire and former New York City mayor.
“He’s run the city for 12 years,” the funnyman said. “I know there are things he did, you mentioned them on the show, but he’s done good things, and he tries to do the right thing. He’s put his money where his mouth is when it comes to climate change and certainly gun policy.”
“We just have to get past this — get over the hump into calm waters, and, so, to me, Bloomberg might be the one,” the Meet the Fockers star replied. “I love Buttigieg, I like so many people. But we need to get past this horrible situation.”