Hollywood legend Robert De Niro has vented his anger at Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, saying he feels the same way that he did following September 11, 2001.
“I feel like I did after 9/11,” the actor said. “And we’ll just see what happens. There will be many, many, many, many, many people watching.”
The Raging Bull star has been a fierce critic of the billionaire businessman and reality TV star in the past, calling him “totally nuts” earlier this year while questioning his ability to lead a country.
Last month, De Niro was featured in a celebrity endorsement video in which he called Trump “blatantly stupid”, “a punk”, “a dog”, “a pig”, “a con” and “a bullshit artist”. He also could be seen saying he would “like to punch [Trump] in the face”.
However, in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, De Niro admitted he would not be able to do that. “I can’t do that now – he’s the president,” he said. “And I have to respect that position, even though we all know what he… anyway.
“We have to see what he’s gonna do, and how he’s really gonna follow through on certain things. As we even see now, in a lot of cities, a lot of people are getting very upset and protesting.”