Robert De Niro hits out at 'low-life' Trump again, blames fans of The Apprentice for 'creating a monster'
The veteran calls the president a "beyond a horrible person" who has blood on his hands.
Robert De Niro, in a renewed attack on President Donald Trump, called the former host of The Apprentice "dangerous" and a "low-life" who is "going to ruin this country." The veteran actor also blamed the fans of the reality TV show for "creating a monster" and buying into Trump's brand.
De Niro also said that he agreed with multiple critics that President Trump had blood on his hands while talking about some of the recent mass shootings in the United States. The 'Irishman' star, while speaking to British GQ, said he had initially given Trump "the benefit of the doubt" when he was first elected in 2016.
However, the actor soon turned on the president becoming one of the prominent vocal critics of his presidency, calling the Republican "beyond a horrible person." The Godfather II star was one of a string of high-profile Trump critics who was targeted by 'MAGA bomber' Cesar Sayoc's crudely made pipe bombs.
"He's beyond a horrible person. I went on television the day after he was elected and I said, 'I'm willing to give him the beneﬁt of the doubt. But he's worse than we ever thought he would be. He's an idiot. He's a fool. He's a buffoon. He's silly. He's tacky. He's dangerous", the 76-year-old said. "That stupid show The Apprentice, people bought it. They buy into it... They created a monster."
The actor, during the interview, was asked if he believes Trump has "blood on his hands" over some of the recent mass shootings perpetrated in the country by killers appearing to mimic his anti-immigrant rhetoric.
De Niro replied with: "Yeah. I think he does. And everyone is realizing that now, more and more. It's so preposterous that the NRA has a grip on the Republicans. It's all about money. They're beyond shame. Those [gunmen] are crazy people, but they're inspired by Trump and what he's allowed. It's all subtle but it's all there. He's allowed it. He starts it. He encourages it."
A series of mass shootings this year have a link with white supremacy, including the Walmart shooting in El Paso that claimed 22 lives. The gunman, before the massacre, had posted a manifesto online, warning of a "Hispanic invasion of Texas."