If you’re wondering whether Robert De Niro is going to let up on his public expletives against Donald Trump, he gave a very firm answer during a CNN interview on Sunday morning.
The actor appeared on “Reliable Sources” after the premiere of his latest film, “The Irishman,” which received critical acclaim at the New York Film Festival. He was asked by host Brian Stelter how he feels when Fox News pundits criticize him for attacking Trump, as he did onstage at the Tony Awards when he proclaimed “f— Trump” before starting his prepared speech.
De Niro waved his hand, dismissing Stelter’s question and said “f— ‘em.” Twice.
“This is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning,” Stelter replied.
Before making the CNN control room reach for the censor button, De Niro said that he is completely in support of the impeachment investigation that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially commenced Sept. 24 after weeks of pressure from House Democrats and their constituents.
“It has to happen. There’s no way around it,” De Niro said. “We are in a moment in our lives in this country where this guy is like a gangster. We’re in a terrible situation. We’re in a terrible situation and this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped.”
When TheWrap reached out to Fox News for comment, they pointed to CNN as to why they aired the F-word live on morning TV without an apology or acknowledgement. CNN didn’t respond to Fox News’ inquiry.
Watch De Niro’s interview above.