Robert de Niro responds to Fox criticizing him for slamming Trump: ‘F— ’em’

Robert de Niro is a vocal critic of Donald Trump.

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Robert de Niro is a vocal critic of Donald Trump.
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“Godfather” actor Robert De Niro responded to Fox criticizing him for speaking out against Donald Trump during an interview on Sunday.

De Niro’s interview with CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter got off to a tense start, with the actor saying Democrats have “no choice” but to pursue impeachment against Trump, whom he labeled “crazy.”

“This guy should not be president. Period,” he said of Trump.

Stelter then asked De Niro about criticism Fox News had leveled at the actor after he previously took aim at the president, for which De Niro had a strong response.

“F— ’em, f— ’em,” De Niro replied.

“This is cable, so it’s not an FCC violation, but it is still a Sunday morning,” Stelter reminded him.

De Niro continued to slam Trump’s presidency and the country’s current political climate.

“We are at a moment in our lives, in this country, where [Trump] is like a gangster. He’s come along, and he’s said things, done things – we say over and over again, ‘this is terrible,'” he said.

“We are in a terrible situation, and this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped,” De Niro added.

In an article on the exchange, Fox News labeled the actor “vulgar.” Though De Niro’s sharp comments raised eyebrows, has a long track record of slamming Trump with insults like “con artist,” “pig,” “blowhard,” and “buffoon.”