De Niro: Imprisoning Trump would make America great again
Robert De Niro says the way to “make America great again” is by imprisoning President Trump.
The two-time Oscar winner was honoring this year’s recipients of the American Icon Awards in Los Angeles, including boxer Evander Holyfield, Al Pacino and music producer Quincy Jones, among others.ADVERTISEMENT
In remarks to the crowd, in video first published by TMZ.com, De Niro called the honorees “people of great individual accomplishments who give us examples to look up to. They’ve earned our respect and admiration, and they deserve it.”
“On the other hand, the individual who currently purports to lead America is not worthy of any tribute,” added De Niro as some applause and jeers are heard among the audience.
“Unless you think of his impeachment and imprisonment as a sort of tribute,” the frequent Trump critic continued.
“Now that’s how you can make America great again.”
De Niro has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most vocal opponents of Trump. Last month, during an appearance on CBS’s “The Late Show,” he dubbed the commander in chief a “total loser.” He’s also called Trump a “real racist” and a “pig” and said during the 2016 White House race that he wanted to “punch” him in the face.
Last year, after De Niro declared “f— Trump” onstage during the Tony Awards, the president called the “Raging Bull” star a “very low IQ individual.”
“Wake up Punchy,” Trump wrote on Twitter.