Italy Is Ready to Welcome Disappointed De Niro

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 11, 2016 Updated: November 11, 2016

After Robert De Niro quipped that he might have to move to Italy now that Donald Trump is president-elect, a group in the actor’s ancestral region of Molise has come up with a proposal to make him at home.

The emigration association said Friday that it wants to make De Niro president of the small central Italy region, if only for a day.

The association noted that De Niro “is tied to his Molise origins and even speaks a good Italian-Molise dialect, even if he doesn’t like to flaunt it.”

De Niro made an anti-Trump video before the election. He said on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” talk show Wednesday that he also holds Italian citizenship and added, “I may have to move there.”

De Niro’s great-grandparents emigrated from Molise in 1890.