Actor Robert De Niro said his opinion of Donald Trump has not changed since last year, when he called Trump a “bulls–t artist,” “a mutt” and a “national disaster” who “doesn’t pay his taxes.”
When De Niro was asked by WNYW’s Rosanna Scotto if he still found Trump detestable, he nodded.
“He is a mutt,” De Niro said, referring to a viral video the actor previously released, in which he called his fellow New Yorker “a mutt” and said he “wanted to punch him in the face.”
De Niro appeared so upset by Scotto’s question that he briefly asked festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal to answer for him.
“I can’t articulate it well enough, other than to say it’s ridiculous and idiotic,” he continued.
De Niro added that “every word” of his 2016 video still rings true today.
“It’s beyond surreal,” De Niro said.