Among all the racism, misogyny, bigotry, sexism and now two complete train wreck debate performances, it’s hard to believe anyone out there is still supporting Donald Trump for president. Even in his own party, prominent politicians have been yanking their endorsements left and right since audio was released exposing Trump actually bragging about sexually assaulting women.
Plenty of major celebs have been anti-Trump throughout the race, and some of them got together to record a celebrity Get Out the Vote ad, including Robert De Niro. Only, what De Niro had to say about Trump was so ugly, it wasn’t included in the video, and no one saw it — until today, when it leaked online.
The footage was released by Fox News, oddly enough. In the clip, De Niro calls Trump every name under the sun.
“He’s so blatantly stupid,” De Niro says. “He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, a bullshit artist. A mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes.”
What’s especially poignant about De Niro’s words is that they’re some of the same things Trump’s called women in the past: dogs and pigs.
De Niro continues, “He’s an idiot. Colin Powell said it best: He’s a national disaster. He’s an embarrassment to this country. It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has. He talks about how he wants to punch people in the face. Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
“This is someone we want for president?” De Niro says. “I don’t think so. What I care about is the direction of this country. What I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump.”
Harsh, but still true.
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