Robert De Niro described Donald Trump as a “f*cking idiot” and “Jerkoff-in-chief” during a profane rant at last night’s National Board of Review gala.
The actor, who was introducing Meryl Streep, used The Post to cast parallels on today’s political scene, saying Trump has “put the press under siege” by trying to “discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies”.
He said: “Again, just like 1971, the press is distinguishing itself with brave, exacting journalism.”
Donald Trump has faced a media frenzy over the release of Fire and Fury, which contained several explosive revelations about the President.
One revelation was that he didn’t expect to win the election and that he has unrequited crushes on Vladimir Putin and Rupert Murdoch, allegations that he has since denied.
Read De Niro’s speech in full below:
Tonight’s full Robert De Niro speech introducing Meryl Streep at the National Board of Review gala, referring to Trump: “This fucking idiot is the president. It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes – the guy is a fucking fool…our baby-in-chief – the “Jerkoff-in-chief” I call him” pic.twitter.com/lVXsSCIpvA
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) January 10, 2018