Robert De Niro tells high school students that Trump is spreading 'bull s***'
Robert De Niro is back to slamming President Donald Trump again and did so while he was honoring a group of award-winning high school students. The Oscar-winning actor has been known to repeatedly criticize the president and did so again while giving a speech at the ceremony for the Jimmy and Rosemary Breslin 'American Writer Award' at the Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan.
As reported by Page Six, "The one characteristic that comes through all of your work that I read, and that is the same quality of everything that Jimmy Breslin wrote, is the truth," De Niro shared. "Our country is led by a president who believes he can make up his own truth. And we have a word for that — bulls—," he added.
The actor bashed the president while praising the winners of the first Jimmy and Rosemary Breslin 'American Writer Award'. "So what about the truth? What does the truth even mean today? I mean, if you’re Donald Trump it doesn’t mean anything," he continued as he received a round of applause. The ceremony was for the high school students who had submitted non-fiction stories centered around New York City.
In addition to his intense dislike of Trump, the actor, and co-owner of the restaurant Nobu, previously announced that he has officially banned Trump from all of his Nobu restaurants. The actor also described Trump as an "idiot" "who lacks any sense of humanity or compassion." He also made sure that his political views were known when he presented Meryl Streep with the award for best actress at the National Board of Review awards gala.
"It was fascinating to watch The Post. That story took place nearly 50 years ago, but there are many parallels today. At the time of the story, Donald Trump was suffering from ‘bone spurs.’ Today, the world is suffering from the real Donald Trump," he said while presenting Streep.
De Niro went on to add, "This f—ing idiot is the president. It’s the Emperor’s New Clothes —the guy is a f—ing fool."
Jimmy Breslin's son, Kevin, revealed that his father befriended De Niro when the up-and-coming actor visited their family home in Forest Hills to discuss his role in the 1971 movie based on Breslin’s book, 'The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.' "He represents the greatest of the great in this city, and my father loved him, my mother loved him. He’s been sticking up for journalists. He’s a champion of journalists. He doesn’t have to, but he does," said Kevin in praise of the actor.