'Down with this motherf***er!: Robert De Niro shows his disdain for Trump once again at award ceremony
The actor also appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' over the weekend, portraying Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigating the Russia-Trump campaign collusion
Actor Robert De Niro, who is a very vocal critic of Donald Trump, slammed the Republican again during an award presentation in New York City on Monday night and later apologized for the profanities used by him.
The 75-year-old actor, while addressing the audience, said: "Sorry, I just get so upset with that jerkoff in the White House." De Niro was presenting the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award to his friend Billy Crystal when he made the statement.
After the audience at the venue booed the presentation, De Niro had responded earlier with: "Boo is right! Down with this motherf****r!"
De Niro's outburst came weeks after he was mailed an explosive allegedly by one of the President's supporters who was targeting popular Trump critics. The actor also appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' over the weekend, portraying Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigating the Russia-Trump campaign collusion.
"I shouldn't be going off on my pal Billy Crystal. It's a special night. But why make him the entertainment icon? We should be making him President," De Niro said to the audience, which included actors like Larry King, Meg Ryan, and Katie Couric.
"It should be easy," DeNiro continued. "Even half the population that doesn't like Jews, they like you in the same way they used to like Sammy Davis Jr," the Daily Mail reported.
The actor added that there were a few characteristics which separated Crystal from the President: "There will be a few things to overcome. First, Billy doesn't lie," he joked. "I don't think it's because he doesn't want to, the poor schmuck doesn't know how to."
"Next is the problem of his scandals – he doesn't have any. And your marriages? A total of one," De Niro said alluding to Donald Trump's three marriages. "As much as we can use in the never-been-more-white White House, I think it's best to keep you right where you are, making us laugh like no one else."
The Academy Award winner then concluded his rant against Trump with one final jab. "We've got a dangerous buffoon and chief," he said to the receptive audience. "What we need is a heroic comedian and chief."
Shortly after De Niro finished speaking and presented Crystal with the award, the latter quipped with: "I was clean shaven when this started tonight."