Actor Robert De Niro launched into an impromptu, foul-mouthed attack against President Donald Trump Tuesday night, where he declared the president a “f**king fool” and “f**king idiot” at an awards ceremony for Meryl Streep.
The off-the cuff insults ate up much of De Niro’s tribute to Streep:
[“The Post”] took place nearly 50 years ago, but there are many parallels with today obviously.
At the time of the story Donald Trump was suffering with “bone spurs”. Today the world is suffering from the real Donald Trump. Come on. You know. What are we talking about?
This f***ing idiot is the President. It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes – the guy is a f***ing fool.
Our government today, with the propping [up] of our baby-in-chief – the jerkoff-in-chief I call him – has put the press under siege, trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies.’
De Niro was at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala to present Streep with a Best Actress trophy for her work in Steven Spielberg’s The Post.
While De Niro gushed over his friend and collaborator, the aging actor failed to mention Streep’s standing ovation for and defense of fugitive child rapist Roman Polanski. There was also no mention of Streep dismissing Harvey Weinstein’s alleged predations, which include serial rape, as acts of “disrespect.”
Moreover, no one wanted to talk about the fact that at last year’s Golden Globes Streep lied about President Trump mocking the disability of a dishonest reporter or that her denial of knowing anything about Weinstein’s behavior does not pass the smell test. Streep made around a half-dozen movies with Weinstein over three decades.