It’s no secret that actor Robert de Niro is a vocal anti-Trump voter. In the past, de Niro has referred to Trump as a “f*cking idiot,” a “flat-out blatant racist,” and during a celebrity “Get Out The Vote” commercial in October of 2016, he said that Trump is “a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, a bullsh*t artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes.”
So, yeah. It’s pretty safe to say this two-time Oscar winner isn’t a big fan of the 45th President of the United States.
At a recent charity dinner for the Fulfillment Fund, an organization which endeavors to empower young people through education, de Niro managed to once again trash Trump during his address to the attendees — and he made a promise to continue doing so for as long as the current administration is in power.
Education without humanity is ignorance. Look at our President. — Robert De Niro pic.twitter.com/1EcdQeSUbA
— Tara Bitran (@tarabitran) March 14, 2018
“A college education is important, but education without humanity is ignorance,” the actor began. “Look at our president. He made it through [the] University of Pennsylvania, so he was exposed to a quality education, but he’s still an idiot.”
When the audience began to boo at the mention of Trump’s name, de Niro responded by saying, “No, don’t boo, baby. This is for real. We have to do something about it, sorry. He lacks any sense of humanity or compassion. Of course, he did have to overcome the curse of growing up rich and spoiled and endure the heartbreak of bone spurs, maybe that had an effect.”
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 22, 2017
“Now I’m not trying to turn this non-political event into a political one,” de Niro assured everyone. “But as long as our country’s leadership is so appalling and so corrupt, I’ll be speaking out at every venue. To be silent in the face of such villainy is to be complicit, and it’s especially appropriate tonight because Trump treats education as a con, a way to make a profit at the expense of the suckers.”
“This f—— idiot is the president. It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes — the guy is a f—— fool… our baby-in-chief — the ‘J——-in-chief’ I call him”: Robert De Niro unleashes profanity-laced rant against President Trump https://t.co/RVUzjoCX2i pic.twitter.com/Qxhl8qpGm1
— CNN (@CNN) January 10, 2018
“Anyone here planning to get their higher education at Trump University?” de Niro joked. “But don’t be discouraged, young people. Get your degree from a legitimate institution. You don’t have to become president. You can get an honest job or become president and restore integrity and dignity to the job of being president. In stark contrast to the Trump world of dishonesty and greed, tonight we celebrate generosity and devotion to service.”
So, it doesn’t look like de Niro will back down from voicing his anti-Trump sentiments anytime soon (well, until 2020). Which, in a way, serves as a heartening reminder to all of us that fighting for what we believe in should never get old.