Robert DeNiro Just Responded to the Pipe Bomb Sent to His Office With a Defiant Message to Americans
Robert DeNiro has a powerful message for Americans following the discovery of a pipe bomb that was mailed to his production company, Tribeca Enterprises.
"I thank God no one's been hurt, and I thank the brave and resourceful security and law enforcement people for protecting us," the actor and owner of the Tribeca Film Festival told CNN's Jake Tapper. "There's something more powerful than bombs, and that's your vote. People MUST vote!”
Robert De Niro statement following package sent to his office: “I thank God no one's been hurt, and I thank the bra… https://t.co/u5C1MaCA1E— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper) 1540559464.0
Tribeca Enterprises also issued a statement saying that the proper precautions were taken and that business will continue as usual.
"A suspicious package was received," the organization said. "We called the police. They took it out and went through all safety procedures. It was addressed to Robert De Niro and is similar packaging to the others. It is an open investigation. Everyone is safe and the building is open."
Twitter's reaction to DeNiro: good. Fight.
Robert DeNiro has spoken! I have so much friggin admiration for him. 🙏 ‘There's something more powerful than bombs,… https://t.co/JPbpjNxFJU— #MrCatwomanPfeifferDeet (@#MrCatwomanPfeifferDeet) 1540564614.0
Robert De Niro is calling on people to vote in light of the series of bombs mailed to targets of right-wing anger.… https://t.co/UTuVlbaRpE— Mary Byron (@Mary Byron) 1540564129.0
De Niro: “There’s something more powerful than bombs, and that’s your vote. People MUST VOTE!” I think what De Nir… https://t.co/M65CWCLAZ1— Ryan Glab (@Ryan Glab) 1540562137.0
@CBSNews Vote— Gerald Paoli (@Gerald Paoli) 1540563244.0
@NBCNews @Morning_Joe We as Americans have only one real voice to be heard over the sick rhetoric and dog whistling… https://t.co/qHCOxC1LXR— Robbie Rose (@Robbie Rose) 1540560620.0
@NBCNews Violence being called for and those with the loudest voices targeted. This all must end. Now. Speak with your vote— elizabeth luke (@elizabeth luke) 1540560961.0
A pipe bomb was discovered on the 7th floor of 375 Greenwich Street on Thursday, the latest in a string of attempted assassinations of critics of President Donald Trump. The package was nearly identical to others that were sent to top Democrats and CNN earlier this week.
The targets include former President Barack Obama, the Clintons, George Soros, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan, and members of Congress.
Two additional explosive devices - one addressed to Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and the other to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper - were discovered Friday morning.
The packages destined for Brennan and Clapper were found at CNN's headquarters in New York.
“This is definitely domestic terrorism," Clapper says. "No question about it in my mind.” https://t.co/XfVEWWsz5V https://t.co/6du0GDNHp7— ABC News (@ABC News) 1540561976.0
Clapper said that the bombs are "definitely domestic terrorism."
Trump, in a tone-deaf Tweet on Friday, lamented "this 'Bomb' stuff," suggesting without evidence that the spate of explosive packages sent to his dissidents are a hoax designed to hurt Republicans in the midterms.
Republicans are doing so well in early voting, and at the polls, and now this “Bomb” stuff happens and the momentum… https://t.co/hBykht1zhk— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1540563579.0
It was not well-received.
@realDonaldTrump "Bomb stuff". Please, stop acting like a child. You got elected Pres and this country needs resp… https://t.co/kVfi8aoPJp— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg) 1540565587.0
@realDonaldTrump @Yanez1Angel Seems like you’ve reduced their voter turnout by inciting them to make bombs. They c… https://t.co/XjJUEgR3gh— 🌊 TJ 🛡 (@🌊 TJ 🛡) 1540565362.0
@realDonaldTrump This is the perspective of a PSYCHOPATH.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett) 1540565943.0
@realDonaldTrump RESIGN. You clearly are not up to the job.— Ellie Harvie 🇨🇦 (@Ellie Harvie 🇨🇦) 1540565670.0
@realDonaldTrump Maybe if you hadn’t made an enemies list-your cult members wouldn’t send bombs to them. Then we wo… https://t.co/IKFVrwVBle— SadRepublican (@SadRepublican) 1540565431.0
@realDonaldTrump Did you really just say “bomb stuff”? I beg to differ - it’s POLITICAL TERRORISM!! #MAGABomber— 🌊Don’t clam up - Clap back!🌊 👊🏾#RESISTANCE👊🏾 (@🌊Don’t clam up - Clap back!🌊 👊🏾#RESISTANCE👊🏾) 1540565568.0
@realDonaldTrump It's so characteristic of the Psychopath in Chief - he expresses no concern about the potential vi… https://t.co/m6skfdefZi— stop the Traitor Tot (@stop the Traitor Tot) 1540565640.0
It's all about Trump.