Robert De Niro held nothing back while describing his feelings about Donald Trump in a video outtake from a celebrity voter registration PSA that aired on Fox News Friday evening.
“I mean, he’s so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, he’s a bullsh*t 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,” the 73-year-old Godfather star says in the clip, first aired on Fox News’ The Kelly File.
“He’s an embarrassment to this country,” De Niro adds. “He talks [about] how he wants to punch people in the face… I’d like to punch him in the face.”
The clip appeared to be an outtake from the actor’s appearance in an Anonymous Content celebrity get-out-the-vote PSA from earlier this month, in which he joined actors including Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Julia Roberts to urge Americans to register to vote.
That ad was non-partisan, with none of the celebrities referring to either candidate. De Niro says two lines: “What do you care about?” and “It’s time that we do something about it.”
De Niro endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in an interview last year, telling the Daily Beast that she has “paid her dues” and “has earned the right to be president and the head of the country at this point.”
“It’s that simple. And she’s a woman, which is very important because her take on things may be what we need right now,” he added.
The veteran actor has also previously taken aim at Trump, telling an audience at a screening of Taxi Driver in August that the Republican candidate is “totally nuts.”
“I don’t know, it’s crazy that people like Donald Trump,” he said. “He shouldn’t even be where he is, so God help us.”
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