Robert De Niro Asks Us to Vote Hillary, "Prevent a Comedy from Turning Into a Tragedy'

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If you’re having trouble focusing because of the impending election, you’re not alone. Robert De Niro, who was out Sunday night to accept a Hollywood Film Award for his performance in the forthcoming film The Comedian, spoke about politics during his acceptance speech.

During the speech, De Niro implored everyone to vote for democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “We are here to celebrate the movies of Hollywood and no one throws an industry party better than Carlos de Abreu and Dick Clark Productions,” De Niro said. “But it’s two days to a frightening election, and the shadow of politics is hanging over us whether we like it or not, and it’s hard for me to think about anything else.”

De Niro continued, saying, “We have the opportunity to prevent a comedy from turning into a tragedy. Vote for Hillary Tuesday.” This isn’t De Niro’s first time weighing in on the election. He previously recorded a PSA about Donald Trump in which he stated that he’d “like to punch him in the face.”

Check out the full clip above to see the rest of De Niro’s speech, and watch his PSA below.

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