Actor previously said he wanted to 'punch' the President 'in the face'
Robert De Niro has hit out at Donald Trump again.
In a video message in the run up to the presidential election in 2016, De Niro described Trump as “a punk”, “a dog”, “a bozo”, “a pig”, “a con”, “a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about”, “a bullshit artist” and “an embarrassment to this country”. He went on to say: “He’s an idiot. Colin Powell said it best: he’s a national disaster… He talks how he’d like to punch people in the face… Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
After Trump’s victory, De Niro compared his feelings to that which he felt after 9/11.
Now, he has hit at Trump again after he was asked about recent revival of sitcom Roseanne, whose writer and star Roseanne Barr is a publicly outspoken Trump supporter.
“I’ve never seen her show before, I didn’t know she was supporting Trump, but I have no interest in that,” De Niro told IndieWire. “We’re at a point with all of us this where it’s beyond trying to see another person’s point of view. There are ways you can talk about that, but we’re at a point where the things that are happening in our country are so bad and it comes from Trump.”
He added: “I don’t care about Roseanne. They want that thing, fine. We have real issues in this country. The people that I care about are those young people who demonstrated,” he said, talking about the March For Our Lives movement in the wake of the Parkland school massacre. “They’re the future. They know. They say, ‘We’ll remember in November.’ They’re the ones that feel the way we do, not the way the gun lovers and the NRA do, with all that idiocy to the point of absurdity.”