Liberal Hollywood actor Robert De Niro said that President Joe Biden is doing the best he can and that America is going through a "tough period."
The legendary actor made the comments while a guest on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday.
"Having a new guy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has that, do you sleep any better at night?" asked Colbert.
"Yes!" De Niro laughed to loud applause from the audience.
"He's, you know, he got us into calm waters, that was always the idea. He's doing a very good job. It’s a tough one, I couldn't imagine," the actor continued. "I can't imagine how difficult it is. I have decisions in my personal life, but what he goes through is a hundred times that."
"Yeah," Colbert agreed.
"And so, no, he’s doing the best he can, and uh, we got to get through a tough period, period,” De Niro concluded.
"Yeah, yeah," Colbert replied.
Biden's administration has been plagued with high inflation, skyrocketing housing costs, the debacle of the Afghanistan withdrawal, the unpopular response to the pandemic, and a crushing economic downturn.
In the most recent polling, Biden's approval rating plummeted to new lows while his disapproval has continued upward just ahead of a midterm election that will likely be a catastrophe for the Democrats.
"It marks the 46th president’s lowest approval rating and highest disapproval rating in 62 weekly surveys conducted since he took office in January 2021," read the summary from the poll.
De Niro had been an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump and his followers. After the 2020 election, he warned Trump supporters that they should be fearful of what will happen once Trump leaves office.
"They should be afraid of what's gonna happen later when he's not around, and they're gonna try and crawl back," he predicted.
Here's the video of De Niro's comments:
"He Got Us Into Calm Waters" - Robert De Niro Is Sleeping Better With Biden In The White House www.youtube.com