President Obama has lost some allies on the Left, but not dedicated fluffer Robert De Niro. Politico wants you to know the actor is standing by his man. De Niro gives Obama credit for “trying.”

He’s a good person, period,” he says. “He’s trying his best. He’s going to do things that people feel are not right or violating one right or another. But at the end of the day, he represents, I think, the best of the type of people that I would like to see running the government. He has to play that game, the political game. They all do. They make statements they can’t honor because they’re impossible to honor. Once you get into that Washington machinery, you’ve just got to figure it out and swim against the current and grab onto this rock and that, and just try to maintain your course.”

Obama is “trying”? Indeed. We find him very trying.

Scary thought: