Johnny Depp calls Republican frontrunner Donald Trump a 'brat'

'There’s a pretence. There’s something created about him in the sense of bullydom'

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Johnny Depp has placed himself at the forefront of Hollywood’s war against Donald Trump - branding the Republican presidential frontrunner a “brat”.

Speaking to students at Arizona State University on Saturday, the 52-year-old actor spoke forthrightly about the billionaire property mogul.

“I approached Donald Trump as what you kind of see in him when you really watch him. There’s a pretence. There’s something created about him in the sense of bullydom. But what he is, I believe, is a brat,” said Depp.

The Pirates of The Caribbean actor then went on to do a disconcertingly accurate impression of Trump.

“Also the absurdity of where his sentences might travel. … Reagan back in the day, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall!’ Donald Trump, ‘I’m going to build a wall. A fabulous wall,” Depp added, prompting the crowd to break into an applause. 

“And all of my billions are not going to have to pay for it. Because you know why? Mexico is going to pay for it.”

This is by no means the first time Depp has publicly mocked the mogul-turned-politico.

Depp stars as Trump in a new 50-minute movie titled The Art of the Deal: The Movie which was filmed in December and leaked on the night Trump won New Hampshire in a landslide victory. 

The biopic presents the former reality TV star as somewhere between a tyrannical megalomaniac and a plain old fool - Depp’s Trump is shamelessly sexist and brazenly racist and treats fellow characters with contempt.