Celebrities React: Robert De Niro’s Donald Trump Video
As Gossip Cop reported, the presidential candidate found himself in a new controversy Friday afternoon after decade-old footage leaked, showing Trump talking lewdly about sex with women. At the time, he was wired with a mic for an “Access Hollywood” interview. Celebrities reacted by slamming Trump for the conversation, as well as talking partner Billy Bush.
Hours after the footage came out, a new video began circulating of De Niro giving a take-down of Trump directly into a camera. The clip was made by Anonymous Content to encourage voting in the upcoming election. The actor had been asked, “What do you care about?” De Niro responded by saying:
“[Trump is] so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk. He’s a dog. He’s a pig. He’s a con, 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. He’s an idiot. Colin Powell said it best — he’s a national disaster. He’s an embarrassment to this country. It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo has wound up where he has. He talks how he wants to punch people in the face. Well, I’d like to punch him in the face. This is somebody that we want for president? I don’t think so. What I care about is the direction of this country, and what I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump. If you care about your future, vote for it.
Now stars are sharing the video on social media, and commending De Niro for his frank comments. Ben Stiller, who starred with the actor in the Meet The Parents franchise, tweeted, “Yes. In some alternate dimension my mother is smiling. #respect.” Rosie O’Donnell remarked, “Robert de Niro knows.”
“And now a message from my friend Bob. Well said! Whether you agree or not, REGISTER and VOTE on 11/8,” posted Samuel L. Jackson. Ice-T said, “Robert De Niro took the words right outta my mouth.” Sophia Bush retweeted that, writing, “SAME.” John Cusack offered, “A message from Bob – vote – he doesn’t go down on his own – we gotta put him down.”
Mark Ruffalo also tweeted, “Maestro. Robert de Niro unloads on Trump with (almost) every insult under the sun.” Rosie Perez commented, Dag! Bob pulled no punches and went in on Trump. Simple. Direct. Powerful. Just Incredible… #Election2016 #NeverEverTrump.” And Zach Braff shared the video, too, simply writing, “Good morning.”
But at least one star had criticism for De Niro. Chuck Woolery argued, “Robert de niro has one thing wrong. Donald Trump has had nothing to do with the direction of the country. The mess we’re in belongs2Democrats.” See the video below.