Robert De Niro blasts 'stupid' Donald Trump: 'I'd like to punch him in the face'
Published 08/10/2016 | 14:11
Robert De Niro has lashed out at ‘stupid’ Donald Trump, admitting: “I’d like to punch him in the face.”
The Taxi Driver star didn’t hold back in his scathing video assessment of the Republican presidential nominee.
“I mean he is so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, a dog, he’s a pig,” says a visibly angry De Niro in the Vice Exclusives video.
“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.
“He talks how he'd like to punch people in the face?... Well, I'd like to punch him in the face.”
The video was recorded as part of a campaign to encourage people to get out and vote, with the Oscar winner asked before recording began: “What do you care about?”
“His answer didn't exactly follow the non-partisan format,” Vice explains.
De Niro concludes: “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.”
Trump does have some celebrity supporters however, with Mike Tyson, Jean Claude Van Damme and Azealia Banks among them.
The billionaire businessman made a rare apology this week after a video emerged of him making sexually aggressive comments about women.
Johnny Depp previously starred as Trump in this bonkers Funny or Die mockumentary The Art of the Deal.