Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Twitter Claps Back at Robert De Niro for Comments About President Trump

Twitter Claps Back at Robert De Niro for Comments About President Trump

De Niro, who backed Democratic president candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, slammed Trump in a 2016 video, saying, "I'd like to punch him in the face". He noted that The Post was based on events that occurred almost 50 years ago but had many parallels today.

The actor even held an anti-Trump rally in New York City post-election, and while giving a talk to a class of Brown University graduates in May after being awarded an honorary degree, he declared that, "in movie terms", the US was once "an inspiring uplifting drama" but has since turned into "a tragic dumb-ass comedy".

In Steven Spielberg's The Post, Nixon is exposed as a "delusional, narcissistic, petty" leader who attempted to silence the Washington Post and The New York Times for publishing the Pentagon Papers, which unraveled a web of lies by the government. Speaking at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, where he introduced Meryl Streep, the screen legend and two-time Oscar victor called Trump a "f*cking idiot" and "f*cking fool". This f*cking idiot is the president.

The Goodfellas star introduced The Post, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks' film about USA political corruption in the 1970s, as the best picture victor at the ceremony on Tuesday (09Jan18) and used the moment to slam the president.

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Robert De Niro directed a profanity-laced rant toward President Donald Trump Tuesday night and compared the Trump administration's attacks on the media to those of former President Richard Nixon. It's the Emperor's New Clothes-the guy is a fucking fool...

He said: "Again, just like 1971, the press is distinguishing itself with courageous, exacting journalism".

"The movie gave us glimpses of President Nixon as delusional, narcissistic, petty, vindictive, nasty, and batshit fucking insane", De Niro said. "Ah, the good old days".

"Bozo" was the nicest thing De Niro called Trump on that occasion, referring to the famous clown. In addition to Streep's victory, the film also won best picture and best actor (Tom Hanks) from the National Board of Review.

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