Donald Trump fires back at Robert DeNiro: ‘Wake up, Punchy!’

13 June, 2018, 03:29 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Different approach Following the controversy around his comments Robert apologised not to Trump but for the president's behaviour on CNN

Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the National Board of Review annual awards gala at Cipriani 42nd St, Jan. 9, 2018, in New York City.

"De Niro gets up, says, "eff Trump", and gets a standing ovation?"

"I watched him. and truly believe he may be "punch-drunk", he said.

"I guess he does not realize the economy is the best it's ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country", Trump continued, adding, "Wake up, Punchy!"

Specifically, Trump hit back at actor Robert De Niro over his pretty succinct slam of Trump during Sunday night's Tony Awards.

FILE - This 1980 undated handout file photo shows Robert De Niro as Jake La Motta in a boxing scene from Martin Scorsese's film "Raging Bull".

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"F-- Trump", he said, referring to President Donald Trump.

This was not the first time the Oscar-winning actor attacked Trump so publicly - and so colorfully. On Tuesday, De Niro apologized for "the idiotic behavior of my president" in a speech at the groundbreaking of a restaurant in Toronto, CNN reported.

"After De Niro, CBS told us to do something drastic, so here we are", Groban joked.

Something that is objectively amusing: former De Niro fans destroying their memorabilia as a form of protest.

"It's a disgrace. And I apologise to Justin Trudeau and the other people at the G7".

It seemed like only earlier today that President Donald Trump was in a mellower, more conciliatory tone, having wrapped up his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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