We can always count on Robert De Niro to drop some F-bombs on live television.
The actor appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday morning to discuss backlash he’s received from Fox News for speaking out against Donald Trump. (In particular, the network took issue with his iconic “Fuck Trump” moment at the 2018 Tonys.)
De Niro did not seem particularly affected by the criticism. “Fuck ’em,” he said, referring to Fox News. “Fuck ’em.”
—@BrianStelter asks Robert De Niro about criticism he gets from Fox for speaking out against Trump.
“Fuck em,” De Niro replies. “Fuck em.”
Stelter reminds him, “This is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning.” pic.twitter.com/9IOo1VvXCM
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 29, 2019
Stelter quickly reminded De Niro that he was on live television. “This is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning,” he said.
De Niro didn’t back down, though. (He did, unfortunately, lay off the F-bombs.) “Let me say something,” he said. “We are in a moment in our lives in this country where this guy is like a gangster. He’s come along and he’s said things, done things we say over and over again. This is terrible. We’re in a terrible situation and this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped.”
De Niro has never minced words in his criticism of the president, referring to him as, among other things, a “lowlife-in-chief” and a “wannabe gangster.” Both Trump and Fox News have targeted De Niro repeatedly for speaking out — in fact, Fox News has already called him “vulgar” in the wake of Sunday’s incident.