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Robert De Niro Blasts President Trump Again

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Actor Robert De Niro is calling President Donald Trump names again.

His latest rant was at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in New York, while introducing Meryl Streep with the Best Actress award, reports the Daily Mail.

"It was fascinating to watch 'The Post,'" De Niro said, referring to Streep's latest movie, which deals with The Washington Post's publication of the so-called "Pentagon Papers," a Defense Department study about the Vietnam War that was leaked by two government employees in the early 1970s. 

"At the time of the story Donald Trump was suffering with 'bone spurs,'" De Niro said sarcastically, referring to the disability that enabled Trump to avoid being drafted for that war.

"Today the world is suffering from the real Donald Trump," the actor continued. "This f**king idiot is the President. It's The Emperor's New Clothes -- the guy is a f**kng fool."

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He continued with comments about the movie, before going off on the president again: 

The publication of the Pentagon Papers was a proud moment for American journalism. The Times and the Post challenged the government over critical First Amendment issues. And the press prevailed.

Our government today, with the propping [up] of our baby-in-chief -- the jerkoff-in-chief I call him -- has put the press under siege, trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies.

And again just like 1971 the press is distinguishing itself with brave, exacting journalism. 

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The movie gave us glimpses of President Nixon as delusional, narcissistic, petty, vindictive, nasty and bats**t f**king crazy. Ah the good old days.

It wasn't the first time that De Niro has gone off script and launched into a profane tirade against Trump.  

In Oct. 2016, during the presidential campaign, De Niro recorded an anti-Trump video that got more than half a million views on Facebook, HuffPost reported.

"Bozo" was the nicest thing De Niro called Trump on that occasion, referring to the famous clown.

“He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, a bulls**t artist," he also said. "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.” 

He ended the 2016 video rant by saying that he'd "like to punch him in the face."

As for his award presentation to Streep at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, he also had some choice words in support of women in the film industry, as relayed by Sopan Deb, culture reporter of The New York Times.

"But, astonishingly, today women are still struggling to get their rightful place and their fair share," he said. "I am still fighting for Meryl to be able to get 79 cents of what a man would get [to play a similar role]."

"The good news is that I think we're at a watershed moment and it's about time," he added.

Sources: Daily Mail, HuffPost / Featured Image: GabboT/Flickr / Embedded Images: Petr Novak/Wikimedia Commons, Patrifreire8/Wikimedia Commons

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