On Tuesday, while Donald Trump was making his first official trip to Los Angeles since his inauguration to look at prototypes of his proposed border wall in San Diego, actor Robert De Niro used the occasion of a charity event in Hollywood to launch a blistering rebuke of the president, calling him a “spoiled” and an “idiot” who lacks “any sense of humanity or compassion.”
Speaking at a charity event for the Fulfillment Fund, an organization that helps the poor enter into higher education, De Niro ripped into Trump with venomous personal attacks, according to Variety.
“A college education is important, but education without humanity is ignorance. Look at our president. He made it through the University of Pennsylvania, so he was exposed to a quality education, but he’s still an idiot. And he lacks any sense of humanity or compassion,” the Oscar-winner said.
When the audience booed Trump’s name, De Niro quieted them down, saying, “No, don’t boo, baby. This is for real. We have to do something about it, sorry. He lacks any sense of humanity or compassion. Of course, he did have to overcome the curse of growing up rich and spoiled and endure the heartbreak of bone spurs, maybe that had an effect.”
De Niro was referencing Trump’s five deferments from being drafted during the Vietnam War, including one for bone spurs in his heels.
“Trump treats education as a con – a way to make a profit at the expense of the suckers. Anyone here planning to get their education at Trump University?” De Niro asked rhetorically, before patting himself on the back. “To be silent in the face of such villainy is to be complicit.”
This is not the first time the 74-year-old star of ‘Taxi Driver’ has slammed Trump and his supporters.
In August, De Niro attacked Trump as a “flat-out blatant racist ” who is “going to sink himself.”
In February he called “dangerous” and America as a “backward” country suffering from “temporary insanity.”
In January, De Niro used a plethora of insults to describe Trump, describing him as a “fucking idiot” and “fucking fool” and “jerkoff-in-chief.”