‘I’d punch his face': Robert De Niro goes ballistic chastising Donald Trump358 views
The actor can be seen heavily lambastic the Republican presidential candidate in an explosive video.
Robert De niro, who’s been a staunch critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the US, has lashed out once again at the billionaire.
“I mean he’s so blatantly stupid… He’s a punk, a dog…, he’s a pig, he’s a con, a moth who doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” De Niro blasts out.
The ‘Godfather’ actor, visibly furious at the very existence of Trump in the race for presidency, was in no mood to stop, as he further elaborated, “Colin Powell [former secretary of state] said it best: he’s a national disaster. He’s an embarrassment to this country. It makes me so angry this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has.”
In the video, recorded in a campaign intended at urging people to initiate and get out to vote, Robert then goes all out with his criticism, saying, “He talks how he’d like to punch people in the face?… Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
“This is somebody that we want for president? I don’t think so. What I care about is the direction of this country and what I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump. If you care about your future, vote for it,” the immensely revered actor concluded.
Watch the video here:
— Declan Pierce (@DecPierce) October 8, 2016
De Niro’s longtime collaboration with Scorsese later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He also earned nominations for the psychological thrillers Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991), both directed by Scorsese. De Niro received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino’s Vietnam war drama The Deer Hunter (1978), Penny Marshall’s drama Awakenings (1990), and David O. Russell’s romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook (2012). His portrayal of gangster Jimmy Conway in Scorsese’s crime film Goodfellas (1990) earned him a BAFTA nomination in 1990. De Niro has earned four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for his work in the musical drama New York, New York (1977), opposite Liza Minnelli, the action comedy Midnight Run (1988), the gangster comedy Analyze This (1999), and the comedy Meet the Parents (2000). Other notable performances include Brazil (1985), The Untouchables (1987), Backdraft (1991), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), Heat (1995), Casino (1995) and Jackie Brown (1997). He has also simultaneously directed and starred in films such as the crime drama A Bronx Tale (1993) and the spy film The Good Shepherd (2006). De Niro has also received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2003 and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2010.