Legendary Hollywood actor and longtime Trump foe Robert De Niro has hit back against his critics at Fox News, saying “Fuck ’em” – live on CNN.
Speaking to Reliable Sources on Sunday morning, De Niro said Donald Trump “should not be president, period”.
“And when you say that, folks on Fox come after you,” said host Brian Stelter.
Stelter brought up De Niro’s famous “fuck Trump” speech at the 2018 Tony Awards – delicately describing the incident as “when you got up there and cursed”.
De Niro said: “Fuck ’em.”
“Fuck ’em,” he repeated
Someone off-screen seemed to shout: “Whoa!”
“Sorry,” De Niro said. “Sorry.”
“Well, you know, this is cable, so it’s not an FCC [Federal Communications Commission] violation, but it is still a Sunday morning,” Stelter said, before asking: “Why do you choose to go that way?”
“We are in a moment in our lives, in this country, where this guy is like a gangster,” De Niro said. “We say over and over again, ‘This is terrible, we’re in a terrible situation, we’re in a terrible situation,’ and this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped.”