Robert De Niro compares his 'Killer of the Flower Moon' character to "stupid" Donald Trump

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Killers of the Flower Moon recently premiered at Cannes, and De Niro stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio

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 Martin Scorsese's film is based on David Grann's 2017 book of the same name and focuses on a series of murders that occurred in 

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the 1920s following the discovery of oil on Osage Nation members' land in Oklahoma. De Niro plays cattle rancher William Hale, whom he compared to Trump.

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At a press conference for the film, De Niro said: "I don't understand a lot about my character. Part of him is honest.

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The other part, where he's betraying [the Osage people], We've become more aware of [that dichotomy]

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after George Floyd with systemic racism. He added: "It's the trivialization of evil that we have to be mindful of. We see it today,

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of course. We all know who I am going to talk about, but I will not name names.

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De Niro continued: "That guy is stupid. Imagine if you're smart. Even Hal was smart in many ways.

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It's something that's systemic and that's the scary part about it. 

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