Robert De Niro labels Donald Trump a 'lowlife', calls for his impeachment: 'He taints everybody around him'
This isn’t the first time that Robert has expressed his dislike for the US president. He had previously compared him to Hitler and Mussolini in January, and in April, even referred to him as a "dumbbell" and "wannabe gangster"
Robert De Niro is a man who doesn't pull his punches. The 76-year-old has openly expressed his support for the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump following his communications with the Ukranian president.
Talking to Variety at the New York Film Festival opening night premiere of the Netflix film 'The Irishman', the outspoken actor hoped Trump would get impeached.
"I hope he gets impeached, it has to be followed through," he said. "He’s such a low life. He taints everybody around him."
"It's disgraceful with this guy. He has no center, no ethics, no morals. He's amoral, immoral," De Niro said. This isn't the first time that Robert has expressed his dislike for the US president.
"Even gangsters have morals and they have ethics," De Niro had said. "They have a code and you know when you give your somebody your word, it's your word because it's all you have is your word. This guy he doesn’t even know what that means," he slammed Trump.
Speaking earlier on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert', he said: "People like the outlaw type thing except we have a wannabe gangster in the White House now."
This isn't the first instance De Niro has been vocal about his dislike for Trump. He famously greeted the 2018 Tony’s telecast with the words, "F— Trump," for which he received a standing ovation from the crowd.
According to Metro, the actor had previously compared him to Hitler and Mussolini in January, and in April, referred to him as a "dumbbell"
In return, Trump took to Twitter to blast De Niro and called him a "very low IQ individual". "I watched him last night and truly believe he may be 'punch-drunk'" Trump wrote.
"I guess he doesn't realize the economy is the best it's ever been with employment being at an all-time high, and many companies pouring back into our country," he added. "Wake up Punchy!"
De Niro, in the meantime, is buckling up for his latest Netflix movie 'The Irishman'. He essays the role of Frank Sheeran, a former mob hitman and a WWII veteran reflecting on his past.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, it also stars Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, and Joe Pesci and is based off the Charles Brandt memoir 'I Heard You Paint Houses'. The film is expected to be released on November 27 on Netflix.