Robert De Niro lampoons Donald Trump once again, says the President is 'like a nightmare that you remember'

'He is a New Yorker who I never would want to meet, and now he’s president'

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 18 December 2018 09:18
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'I know what kind of person this guy is' Robert De Niro lampoons Donald Trump

Robert De Niro has lampooned Donald Trump once again, labelling the President of the United States a “nightmare”.

The two-time Oscar winner reignited tensions between himself and Trump while appearing on CNN on Monday (17 December).

“I never thought in my lifetime, and I have seen a lot in my lifetime, I never thought – I was working out with my trainer the other day, we have seen horrible things over the years, but this is one of the worst I have ever seen and ever thought I would see, but it’s real,” he said.

The 75-year-old had appeared on the long-running US comedy show Saturday Night Live over the weekend, playing special counsel Robert Mueller in a sketch alongside Alec Baldwin as Trump.

Mueller is in charge of the investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. The president has dismissed the probe as a “witch hunt”.

De Niro – best known for his roles in The Godfather Part II, Goodfellas and Casino – has previously said “f*** Trump”. The president responded by saying the Raging Bull star was “punch drunk” and “a very Low IQ individual”.

The actor said on Monday: “I know what kind of person this guy is, he is a New Yorker who I never would want to meet, and now he’s president. And the reason I wouldn’t want to meet him is because of the kind of person he is.

“As we all know now, there’s nothing new. It’s disgraceful but we’ll get past it. It will be like a nightmare that you remember. I will be with my trainer five years from now saying, remember all that stuff, how terrible it was. And at least I lived to see the time when this will all pass, like any nightmare.”

After being asked whether he thought he was playing into Trump’s hands by responding to him, De Niro replied: “No, because even his responses, his retorts if you will, are inane. And they are kind of stupid. He does not say anything that’s even witty or smart, so it doesn’t bother me. It’s ridiculous.”

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