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Trump hits back at ‘Punchy‘ De Niro

I'm sick of it! Waleed Aly SLAMS Hollywood's elite after actor Robert De Niro's expletive-laden rant against US President Donald Trump I'm sick of it! Waleed Aly SLAMS Hollywood's elite after actor Robert De Niro's expletive-laden rant against US President Donald Trump
Adrian Cunningham | 13 June, 2018, 03:26

De Niro, one of the most respected American actors, twice used the so-called F-Bomb against Trump on Sunday, prompting loud applause from the audience of theatre actors, directors and producers at Radio City Music Hall. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be "punch-drunk, '" Trump tweeted.

"De Niro received a standing ovation at the Tony Awards on Sunday night when he took to the stage and said: "**** Trump".

FILE - This 1980 undated handout file photo shows Robert De Niro as Jake La Motta in a boxing scene from Martin Scorsese's film "Raging Bull". "It's no longer 'down with Trump, ' it's '**** Trump'".

This isn't the first time De Niro has gone after Trump.

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Rather than dwell on the momentous occasion as North Korea and the USA finally sat down and pursued a diplomatic means to avert the possibility of World War III, President Trump has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule to have a pop at an actor that appeared in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle.

On that note, Trump has responded to De Niro's comments via Twitter. During the opening ceremony, the actor apologized - not to Trump, but for him.

De Niro has been an outspoken critic of Trump, even saying in May he barred the president from visiting any locations of his swanky restaurant, Nobu.

"Our baby-in-chief - the j--off-in-chief, I call him - has put the press under siege, ridiculing it and trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies", De Niro said, comparing the Trump administration's attacks on the media to former President Richard Nixon's. And I apologize to [Canadian Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau and the other people at the G7.