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Robert De Niro Makes Excuses for Obama, Says He's 'Trying'

Robert De Niro Makes Excuses for Obama, Says He's 'Trying'

The Hope and Change candidate has become the “He’s really trying” politician in the eyes of Oscar winner Robert De Niro.

The erstwhile Raging Bull weighed in on President Barack Obama during an interview with Du Jour Magazine. Rather than hold the leader accountable for an array of broken promises, a malnourished recovery and one foreign relations stumble after another, the actor simply said the president is “trying.”

He’s a good person, period,” he says. “He’s trying his best. He’s going to do things that people feel are not right or violating one right or another. But at the end of the day, he represents, I think, the best of the type of people that I would like to see running the government. He has to play that game, the political game. They all do. They make statements they can’t honor because they’re impossible to honor. Once you get into that Washington machinery, you’ve just got to figure it out and swim against the current and grab onto this rock and that, and just try to maintain your course.

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