Robert De Niro dropped multiple F-bombs Sunday morning during an appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
The Oscar-winning actor has on several past occasions vehemently criticized President Donald Trump, a stance which has earned him the disdain of many conservatives and right-leaning media outlets.
Before responding to host Brian Stelter’s question about the criticism he receives from Fox News, De Niro once again slammed the president in an expletive-laden rant.
“This guy should not be president period,” De Niro said. “F— ’em. F— ’em.”
Stelter chastised the seven-time Academy Award nominee, telling De Niro: “This is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation but it is still Sunday morning.”
“Why do you choose to go that way?” Stelter added.
De Niro responded by comparing Trump to a “gangster.”
“This is terrible. We’re in a terrible situation,” he said.
“And this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped,” De Niro added.
This isn’t the first time Robert De Niro has criticized Trump in explicit fashion
At the 72nd annual Tony Awards last June, De Niro received a standing ovation from the Radio City Music Hall crowd after declaring, “F— Trump!” while introducing a performance by rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
“It’s no longer ‘Down With Trump,’ it’s ‘F— Trump,’” he added, to further cheers from the audience.
De Niro’s anti-Trump sentiment may have been well received by the New York City crowd, but it certainly didn’t play well with the president or his supporters.
Trump responded to De Niro’s outburst by calling him “punch drunk” and “low IQ.”
Meanwhile, a Staten Island man and life-long De Niro fan went viral after he shared a video to social media showing him destroying a photo of the actor.
Joseph DeVito told the Staten Island Advance last year that De Niro’s comments about the president crossed the line.
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“He shouldn’t have used that language [on television]; there are children watching. And I’m not on TV saying [expletive] the president,” DeVito said.