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Robert De Niro got heated on Sunday morning when addressing the criticism he receives from Fox News for speaking out against President Donald Trump during an interview with Brian Stelter on CNN’s Reliable Sources.
“This guy should not be president, period,” De Niro said of Trump, before Stelter began questioning the Irishman actor about what he thinks about the backlash he receives from Fox News.
“Fuck ’em. Fuck ’em,” De Niro repeatedly said, before apologizing for his explicit language. “This is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation, but it is still Sunday morning,” Stelter emphasized after the actor’s comment.
De Niro proceeded to explain his frustrations with Trump: “We are in a moment in our lives in this country where this guy is like a gangster. He’s come along and he’s said things, done things we say over and over again. This is terrible. We’re in a terrible situation, and this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped.”
Without responding to De Niro’s comments, Stelter then proceeded to call for a commercial break.
De Niro has previously criticized Trump during public events and interviews, with the Oscar winner even referring to the president as “our lowlife-in-chief.” In response to De Niro’s jabs, Trump has called him “a very low IQ individual” on Twitter, among other insults.
“That’s what I said right after he was elected. Give him a chance. I give everybody the benefit of the doubt. This guy has proven himself to be a total loser,” De Niro explained when asked why he can’t give Trump a chance during an appearance on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in April.
Watch the moment below.
—@BrianStelter asks Robert De Niro about criticism he gets from Fox for speaking out against Trump.
“Fuck em,” De Niro replies. “Fuck em.”
Stelter reminds him, “This is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning.” pic.twitter.com/9IOo1VvXCM
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 29, 2019
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