Actor responds angrily to Trump face punch comment criticism

Robert De Niro has continued his criticism of Republican candidate Donald Trump, who last week he said he would like to punch in the face.

In a video message encouraging Americans to use their vote next month, 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.”

De Niro was criticised for his comments by Jon Voight, who starred alongside De Niro in 1995 film Heat. “I am so ashamed of my fellow actor Bobby DeNiro’s rant against Donald Trump,” Voight wrote on Twitter. “What foul words he used against a presidential nominee who has worked harder than any other man I know in the past year and a half to get a good message to the American people”.

Responding to the criticism, De Niro said: “Voight is a nice guy but he’s delusional. The Republican party has rationalised that his guy is sane, that this guy should be President. It’s awful, they will self-destruct”.

De Niro also added to his takedown of Trump, Dubai’s Khaleej Times reports. He said: “I’m so angry that this fool has got to this point that he makes us angry and he just cannot be elected President.”

De Niro also said that the American people “have to vote, they must vote, it’s imperative that you vote, it’s a very serious situation… Everybody has to be vigilant to make sure that this guy does not become President… Let’s not win by a margin, let’s make sure he’s crushed.. that he’s not around because he represents so many horrible things.”

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