Robert De Niro likens Trump presidency to an abusive household: 'You don’t know what crazy thing is going to happen next'

The star of 'The Irishman' added that America has found itself in a 'really, really serious situation' under President Donald Trump

Robert De Niro likens Trump presidency to an abusive household: 'You don’t know what crazy thing is going to happen next'
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Actor Robert De Niro on Monday said that America has found itself in a "really, really serious situation" under President Donald Trump, and that it is "heartbreaking" to see these times.

The star of 'The Irishman', while talking to 'The Late Show' host Stephen Colbert, said: "It’s like living in an abusive household. You don’t know what’s going to happen next, what crazy thing is going to happen next, what’s going to make you say what the hell’s going on?”

Colbert then interjected and suggested that it was because "only one angry person gets to say what's real." To which De Niro responded with: "Exactly. And the truth is not from him, that’s for sure."

Robert De Niro speaks onstage at the American Icon Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

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The actor, while speaking to British GQ last month, had said that he had initially given Trump "the benefit of the doubt" when he was first elected in 2016. 

However, De Niro soon turned on the president and became one of the prominent vocal critics of his presidency, calling the Republican "beyond a horrible person."

The 'Godfather II' star was one of the high-profile Trump critics who were targeted by 'MAGA bomber' Cesar Sayoc's crudely made pipe bombs.

U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during an event about judicial confirmations in the East Room of the White House on November 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. More than 150 of the president's federal judicial nominees have been confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate. (Getty Images)

De Niro, during the interview, had also called the former host of The Apprentice "dangerous" and a "low-life" who is "going to ruin this country."

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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 Trump had blood on his hands while talking about some of the recent mass shootings in the United States. 

"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."

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