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Robert De Niro Slams President Trump Again (Photos)

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Once again, Robert De Niro is not mincing words about President Donald Trump.

The two-time Oscar winner -- and seven-time nominee -- spoke bluntly about the president in a recent interview with Deadline.

“If he was smart, he’d be even more dangerous,” he said. "He’s dangerous as it is.”

He also speculated that Trump might not make it through a full term in office. “He’s terrible, and a flat-out blatant racist and doubling down on that, and it’s good that he does because he’s going to sink himself,” he said.

The "doubling down" remark presumably refers to Trump's comments following the Aug. 12 "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The rally, which the Southern Poverty Law Center described as "largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States," attracted thousands from neo-Nazi groups, the Ku Klux Klan and other far-right organizations.

After the event ended in 19 injuries and one death when an alleged white supremacist drove into a crowd of counter-protestors, Trump was widely criticized for placing the blame "on many sides."

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 at the time.

“He’s so blatantly stupid,” said the actor of then-candidate Trump. “He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, a bulls**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.”

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He ended the video by saying that he'd like to punch Trump in the face.

De Niro has not been happy with Trump's performance in office, saying that he has "sullied the presidency."

Regarding Trump's proposed cuts in arts funding, De Niro simply declared it to be "bulls**t."

Overall, he has accused Trump of turning America into a "tragic dumba*s comedy."

De Niro is currently nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of financial scammer Bernie Madoff in HBO's "King of Lies," and he hopes the awards show will be used as a forum for condemning Trump.

“It should be a kind of theme in some way -- however, you know, balanced it could be so we’re not making it all about that,” he said. “But at this point, we’re at a crisis in this country with this fool, who never should have gotten into the position that he’s in.”

Sources: Deadline, HuffPost (2) / Featured Image: Joelina Marano/Flickr / Embedded Images: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters via HuffPost, HBO via Deadline

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