Robert De Niro apologized on Monday on behalf of the United States to Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, citing President Trump’s “disgusting” behavior at the G7 summit in Quebec.
“I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behavior of my president. It’s a disgrace,” said De Niro. “And I apologize to Justin Trudeau too and the other people at the G7. It’s disgusting.”
The “Goodfellas” star made the remarks in Toronto while on hand to promote a new development with celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa. His remarks were met with applause by the Canadian audience.
Trump’s visit to the G7 came just days before his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore Monday. The president widely treated the meeting with traditional allies as an afterthought, arriving late to sessions and leaving them early. Disagreements with Trudeau sparked a Twitter tirade from Trump at the summit’s conclusion.
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
As for De Niro, his comments were the actor’s first public remarks since his “F— Trump” line at the Tony Awards on Sunday, which drew wide applause among the audience at Radio City Music Hall.
“I’m gonna say one thing, ‘F— Trump!'” he said pumping his fists. “It’s no longer ‘Down With Trump,’ it’s ‘F— Trump,’ The moment was bleeped by CBS, but uncensored versions aired internationally and made their way on to social media.