Suspicious packages containing explosive devices have been sent to critics of Donald Trump
Robert De Niro has hit back after being targeted in the recent spate of mailed pipe bombs.
The devices have been sent in the post to a number of high-profile Democrats, including Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as a number of critics of Donald Trump, including CNN’s New York office.
And yesterday, a suspicious package reportedly arrived at De Niro’s offices in New York.
Following the incident, the actor has urged voters to go to the polls and vote against Trump’s Republican Party, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“There’s something more powerful than bombs and that’s your vote,” he said. “People MUST vote! I thank God no one’s been hurt, and I thank the brave and resourceful security and law enforcement people for protecting us.”
De Niro’s statement was released after it was confirmed US police are investigating two further suspicious packages, sent to Democrat senator Cory Booker and former director of national intelligence, James Clapper.
Police removed the package from the building yesterday and X-rays were taken, which showed a device that was similar to those that had been found in the other packages.
De Niro has spoken out against Trump on a number of occasions since he began his campaign to become President of the United States. In a video message in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, the star called Trump “a punk”, “a bozo”, “a con”, “a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about”, “a bullshit artist”, and “an embarrassment to this country”.
After Trump was elected, De Niro compared his emotions to what he felt like after 9/11.
Earlier this summer, he also launched into another stinging attack on Trump at the Tony Awards.