Happy Birthday, Robert De Niro: Here Are His 8 Harshest Trump Insults
In April 2011, De Niro spoke with NBC’s Brian Williams in an interview at the Tribeca Film Festival. This was at the very beginning of Trump’s political career, and he was championing the “birther” movement against President Obama.
“I won’t mention any of the certain people on the news in the last couple weeks,” De Niro told Williams. “But what are we doing? This is crazy. They’re making statements about people that they don’t even back up. Go get the facts before you start saying things about people.”
Though De Niro danced around saying Trump’s name explicitly, it’s clear in the interview that’s who he’s talking about.
At the GLAAD Media Awards in May of last year, De Niro took shots at Trump’s infamous “tiny hands.”
“You think you’ve got it bad, [LGBT] community? I don’t think you know what it’s like to be really discriminated against,” De Niro joked while accepting an award for Excellence in Media. “I recently turned on the television news and saw this odd guy with little hands, and he was, like, raving. Turns out the ones being discriminated against are straight, middle-aged white men.”
Last October, just about a month ahead of the election, De Niro went off on Trump in footage from a #VoteYourFuture ad.
“He’s so blatantly stupid,” the Oscar-winning actor said. “He’s an embarrassment to this country… 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.”
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Source: The Wrap