During an expletive filled appearance on CNN, actor Robert De Niro blasted President Trump and voiced his support for impeachment.
Per The Hill “I’m going to say one thing: ‘F— Trump,’” he said, prompting a standing ovation from the crowd. “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump,’ it’s ‘f— Trump.’”
De Niro also responded to criticism from Fox News by saying ” “f— em.”
—@BrianStelter asks Robert De Niro about criticism he gets from Fox for speaking out against Trump.
"Fuck em," De Niro replies. "Fuck em."
Stelter reminds him, "This is cable, so it's not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning." pic.twitter.com/9IOo1VvXCM
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 29, 2019
De Niro made the comments on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” after host Brian Stelter asked the actor whether he views Trump’s actions as a performance.
“In some ways, I think he is. As I think some of these pundits on Fox are too,” De Niro replied. “Because I can’t believe that they would actually buy into this craziness. This guy should not be president. Period.”
Stelter noted that De Niro’s faced pushback from Fox News personalities for making similar comments, to which De Niro responded, “f— em.”
“F— em,” he said again, before apologizing for using explicit language.
For those of you asking for the full interview with Robert De Niro: Here's the video of part one, addressing his criticism of President Trump. pic.twitter.com/2I1NwsmXun
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 29, 2019
The comment prompted Stelter to quickly interject and question why De Niro decided to use profanity.
“This is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning. I wonder why you choose to go that way. Why do you choose to go that way,” Stelter asked.
“We are at a moment in this country, where this guy is like a gangster,” De Niro responded. “He’s coming along, he’s said things, done things, we say over and over again, ‘this is terrible, we’re in a terrible situation.’ We’re in a terrible situation and this guy keeps going on and on and on without being stopped.”
Stelter led in to a commercial immediately following the remarks.
De Niro has vociferously criticized Trump and the Republican Party throughout the president’s two-plus years in the White House. The famed actor gained widespread attention last year after shouting, “f– Trump,” from the stage of the Tony Awards.
“I’m going to say one thing: ‘F— Trump,’” he said, prompting a standing ovation from the crowd. “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump,’ it’s ‘f— Trump.’”