Providing a forum to actor and Obama supporter Robert De Niro on Sunday’s NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory teed up the celebrity to praise the President: “…you talked about your inspiration and your support for President Obama. Are you as inspired? Are you as hopeful? Are you as satisfied with what he’s done as president as he stands for re-election?”

De Niro gave a predictably positive review: “You know, it’s very easy to criticize people. I think he’s done a good job….as far as Bin Laden and other things that he stepped up – being a liberal president, supposedly – that were effective.” De Niro then predicted: “I know he’ll do better in the next four years, when he won’t have to worry whether he’s going to be elected or not.”