President Donald Trump has responded to Robert De Niro’s recent anti-American speech during an award show, labeling the Hollywood star as “unwatchable.” Trump, in a Truth Social post, criticized De Niro’s personal life, describing it as a “mess” and asserting that he has “become a total loser.” Trump urged De Niro to focus on his own life rather than attacking others, emphasizing that the actor should redirect his attention.
The critique comes in response to De Niro’s speech at the Gotham Film Awards, where he presented the Gotham Historical Icon & Creator Tribute Award to the cast of Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Instead of sticking to the event, award, or the movie, De Niro took the opportunity to launch into an unrelated anti-Trump rant.
“Lying has become just another tool in the charlatan’s arsenal,” De Niro declared while bashing Trump.
“The former president lied to us more than 30,000 times during his four years in office, and he’s keeping up the pace with his current campaign of retribution,” the “Taxi Driver” actor said.
“But with all his lies, he can’t hide his soul.
“He attacks the weak, destroys the gifts of nature, and shows his disrespect, for example, using ‘Pocahontas’ as a slur,” De Niro added.
The reference here is to when Trump criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for her false claims about Native American ancestry. De Niro’s recent tirade echoes his past emotional outbursts against Trump.
In response to this, Trump used Truth Social on Sunday to criticize De Niro’s acting skills and the recent two-week court case. As reported by Slay News, De Niro faced a lawsuit from his former assistant Graham Chase Robinson, accusing him of “abuse.” Robinson claimed that the 80-year-old actor made inappropriate demands she described as “creepy” and “disgusting.” De Niro lost the court battle, resulting in a $1.2 million damages order in favor of Robinson last month.
“Robert De Niro, whose acting talents have greatly diminished, with his reputation now shot, must even use a teleprompter for his foul and disgusting language,” Trump wrote.
“So disrespectful to our Country.
“He has become unwatchable both in movies and with the FOOLS that destroyed the Academy Awards, bringing them from one of the top shows in the Country to a low-rated afterthought.
“De Niro should focus on his life, which is a mess, rather than the lives of others,” Trump advised.
“He has become a total loser, as the World watches, waits, and laughs!”
Throughout the Trump administration, De Niro consistently voiced his strong dislike for the president, often employing profanity. In 2018, during the Tony Awards, the actor openly exclaimed “F*** Trump!” multiple times while on stage, garnering a standing ovation from the receptive liberal audience.