The New York Times reported well-known actor Robert De Niro blasted President Donald Trump during a Tuesday night speech at an awards ceremony, calling him a “f—ing fool” and a “f—ing idiot”.
De Niro was giving a speech at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, where he made the comments. A transcript provided by the Times revealed De Niro said:
“This f—ing idiot is the president. It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes – this guy is a f—ing fool.” De Niro slammed Trump for acting like a “baby-in-chief”.
“Our baby-in-chief – the jerkoff-in-chief, I call him – has put the press under siege, ridiculing it through trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies,” he said. “And again, just like in 1971, the press is distinguishing itself with brave, exacting journalism,” De Niro was, of course, referring to the Watergate scandle.
The Academy Award winner had endorsed Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.
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