Robert de Niro termed Donald Trump as ‘totally nuts’


American actor and producer Robert De Niro said on Saturday that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should not run for president because he was “totally nuts”.

Robert Anthony De Niro has starred in over 100 films. He was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake La Motta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2003, and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2010.

De Niro is a supporter of the Democratic Party. In 1998, he lobbied Congress against impeaching President Bill Clinton. In 2000, he vocally supported Al Gore in the presidential election. De Niro publicly supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.

While promoting the film The Good Shepherd with co-star Matt Damon on the December 8, 2006, episode of Hardball with Chris Matthews at George Mason University, De Niro was asked whom he would like to see as President of the United States. De Niro responded, “Well, I think of two people: Hillary Clinton and Obama.” On February 4, 2008, De Niro supported Obama at a rally at the Izod Center in New Jersey before Super Tuesday. On March 19, 2012, De Niro and his wife held a fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign.

“I don’t know, it’s crazy that people like Donald Trump …, he shouldn’t even be where he is, so God help us,” De Niro said to wide applause in the Sarajevo National Theater.

“What he’s been saying is really totally crazy, ridiculous … he is totally nuts.”

“But I think now they are really starting to push back, the media … finally they are starting to say: Come on Donald, this is ridiculous, this is nuts, this is insane,” De Niro said.

Trump has courted controversy with a string of provocative statements about his main antagonist Hillary Clinton. Trump has blamed U.S. news media of taking many his comments out of context.


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