Robert De Niro has reacted to the news that Donald Trump has been voted America’s new President-elect.
The actor has been critical of the businessman and reality TV star in the past, calling him “totally nuts” earlier this year while questioning his ability to lead a country.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, De Niro said: “I feel like I did after 9/11. We’ll just see what happens. There will be many, many, many, many, many people watching.”
In October the actor was featured in a celebrity endorsement video in which he called Trump “blatantly stupid”, “a punk”, “a dog”, “a pig”, “a con” and “a bullshit artist”. He also could be seen saying he would “like to punch [Trump] in the face”.
However, in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week (November 9), De Niro admitted he would not be able to do that. “I can’t do that now – he’s the president,” he said.
“And I have to respect that position, even though we all know what he… anyway. We have to see what he’s gonna do, and how he’s really gonna follow through on certain things. As we even see now, in a lot of cities, a lot of people are getting very upset and protesting.”