At the American icon prize ceremony in Beverly Hills Monday night, famous actor and vocal Donald Trump critic Robert De Niro would not let the audience "get away" without hearing him blast the duly elected president of the United States once again. His remarks, which demanded tribulation and imprisonment by Trump, received some flaps, whistles and laughs – but also some loud angry and moaning from the crowd.
In a moment caught on video released by TMZ, De Niro, which has made it possible to condemn Trump several times over the last few years, has been. He told his medrologist actor Al Pacino – with whom he has appeared in several films over the years ̵
"The producers of the American icon prizes call it a tribute to individuals who lead America. Not so fast," said the actor (partial transcription via USA Today) "They do not lead America – perhaps they should – but they fill their own crucial demands roles. Individuals with large individual performances that give us examples to look up to. They have earned our respect and admiration, and they deserve this tribute. "
De Niro then used the" lead America "theme to hammer Trump and turn his "Make Ame rica Great Again" slogan against him in the process.
"You didn't think you were going away without a" F *** Trump "moment, did you?" Said De Niro, who declared the line during the Tony Awards last year. "On the other hand, the person who is currently intending to lead America is not worthy of any tribute. Unless you think of his persecution and imprisonment as a kind of tribute. And so do & # 39; Make America Great Again & # 39; 19659003] De Niro didn't get the right reaction he probably hoped for, as TMZ notes, "there were actually some angry people. As Bob went on and on about DT, the audience seemed a little disturbed. Tough room. "
In fact, high boos and groans can be heard among some of the more positive responses to De Niro's" impeach / prison Trump "commenting, and the general mood of the room feels uncomfortable. (video below via TMZ):
Among the other people called "icons" at the event were Quincy Jones and Evander Holyfield.
Concerning De Niros Anti-Trump Record , along with his " F *** Trump! "statement at the Tony Awards last summer, he has compiled a long list of Trump slamming comments. In January 2018, De Niro rejected another speech aimed at honoring one of his colleagues for a chance to tear "f *** ing idiot" in the White House.
"It was fascinating to see the & # 39; Post & # 39; he said in a speech called Meryl Streep starring in the movie. "This story took place almost 50 years ago, but there are many parallels with today of course. At the time of the story, Donald Trump suffers with" bone spores. "Today, the world suffers from the real Donald Trump."
"Come on You know what we're talking about? "he said. "This f *** ing idiot is the president. It's the emperor's new clothes – the guy is of *** stupid … Our government today, with our commander (19459014) jerkoff chief I call him – has put the press under siege and trying to discredit it through monstrous attacks and lies. "
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