In the filmed video, Robert De Niro called the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “a dog,” “a pig,” “a con,” “a bulls**t artist … who doesn’t know what he’s talking about” and “an idiot.” A supposedly part of the#VoteYourFuture campaign video to urge people to exercise their right to vote but it was later excluded because the producers considered it too partisan.
Instead, Robert De Niro went off on Donald Trump in an intense interview video that leaked Friday.
De Niro also strongly said:
“Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
On the #VoteYourFuture website, it says: “No matter the issue, the platform or the candidate you support — the most impactful way to shape the future of our country is to vote. We started this project to share what motivates us to get involved…”
Other celebrities who also have filmed #VoteYourFuture ads include Julia Roberts, Emma Stone, Edward Norton and Samuel Jackson.
Here is the full transcript of De Niro’s #VoteYourFuture segment:
“I mean, he’s so blatantly stupid. 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. He’s an idiot.
Colin Powell said it best: He’s a national disaster. He’s an embarrassment to this country. It makes me so angry that this country had gotten to the point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has.
He talks [about] how he wants to punch people in the face? Well, I’d like to punch him in the face. This is somebody that we want for president? I don’t think so. What I care about is the direction of this country. And what I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump.
If you care about your future, vote for it.”