Robert De Niro destroys Donald Trump in damning speech: 'He's the f**king idiot jerk off in chief'

The actor was introducing Meryl Streep when he lashed out at the US President

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 10 January 2018 10:13 GMT
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Robert De Niro has torn Donald Trump to pieces in yet another speech calling the US President a “f**king fool.”

The Oscar-winning actor was introducing Meryl Streep at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala when he launched into a tirade against Trump.

According to a transcript provided by The New York Times, De Niro said: “This f***ing idiot is president. It's The Emperor's New Clothes - this guy is a f**ing fool.”

He shared another nickname for Trump as he slammed the President's continued criticism of the world's media.

Robert De Niro asked to give acceptance speech for award, delivers second warning against Donald Trump instead

“Our baby-in-chief - the jerkoff-in-chief, I call him - has put the press under siege, ridiculing it through trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies.

“And again, just like in 1971, the press is distinguishing itself with brave, exacting journalism,” he added in reference to the media’s coverage of the infamous Watergate scandal.

This is not the first time De Niro has torn into Trump during a speech. In August, he branded Trump a “flat-out blatant racist” while at a charity event in October 2017, he described his presidency as “a horror.”

During the campaign trail - for which he endorsed Hillary Clinton - De Niro claimed he'd like to “...punch [Trump] in the face.”

The actor is currently filming new Martin Scorsese film The Irishman alongside Al Pacino and his Goodfellas and Casino co-star Joe Pesci.

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