Can’t punch Trump in the face now, he is President: Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro had called Trump a 'national disaster' in a video released last month.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2016 9:10 am
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Now, that the man who Hollywood actor-producer Robert De Niro called a ‘national disaster’, US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, pulled off a controversial upset over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president elect, De Niro has gone back on his words to declare that he cannot punch him in the face.

Read | ‘I’d like to punch him in the face’: Robert De Niro shreds apart Donald Trump

In a talk show, the actor said to Jimmy Kimmel, “I can’t punch him now that he’s the President.” De Niro also said that he has to respect Trump’s position and see what he does as the President. “And I have to respect that position … I just have to see what he’s going to do and how he’s going to follow through on certain things.”

Watch |  Robert De Niro slams Donald Trump, says he’d like to punch him in the face

De Niro had launched a scathing attack on Trump in a video that surfaced two weeks ago. Calling Trump as ‘blatantly stupid’, ‘a punk’, ‘a pig’, ”a dog’, ‘an idiot’ and ‘a mutt’, the veteran actor said that he would like to punch him in the face.

On the talk show, the actor also joked that maybe former US President Barack Obama might do the ‘punching’ for him. Referring to Obama’s statements that we all are part of the ‘same team’, Kimmel remarked, “But occasionally teammates do punch each other in the face,” to which the De Niro replied, “Maybe he [Obama] will when he sees him.”

The Goodfellas actor also confessed that he is “not feeling good” about the billionaire winning the elections. “As we can see now in a lot of cities, a lot of people are getting very upset and protesting.” The talk show host asked De Niro if he would allow Trump to eat in his restaurant but the actor refused to comment on the subject. Talking about him having Italian citizenship, he said jokingly, “I might have to move there.”

De Niro has been actively vocal against Trump in recent days and also refused to share the spotlight with Arnold Schwarzenegger at a VIP cocktail function at Los Angeles last week for the same reason. “If you’re supporting Trump, I want nothing to do with you,” he said in an interview.

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First Published on: November 11, 2016 9:05 am
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    Balaji
    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:54 am
    I find certain amount of honesty in Trump. At-least he is straight forward, majority time speaking from his heart without any diplomatic colour. I think this is the need of time. American has done the same thing selecting him. He is not a total worthless as portrait by the so called intellectuals who does not want to see the ground reality. The intellectuals who only proves their word power and nothing else. Trump is a successful business man and understanding the basic in a better way than others. Example is winning the election. Let us see.
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      Prof. P.
      Nov 11, 2016 at 5:26 am
      "A lot of" is a vague phrase. Por and collegiate votes put together, the President-elect got majority that decided the next term dispensation. In Democracy majority opinion is to be respected. The elections were transparent. Then, no reason appears in the Democrats' supporters going on agitation against the democratically elected Republican. Democrat Californians wishing their State become a country by itself is a bubble of emotion. Digesting an adverse result is a virtue in Democracy. The sight of the defeated candidate shaking hands with the victorious one in the western countries used to be pleasant experience. That understanding and accommodation seem to have been losing the sheen. This reminds the German teacher Spengler's clic work "Decline of the West" that foresaw the First World War. Pristine democracy alone provides the best form of governance when we search the w world history..Please note the word "Majority" and not the vague phrase "A lot of".
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        RAVI K
        Nov 11, 2016 at 8:17 am
        Mr niro,you are just an actor and nothing more.if you you are so keen on punching start with your stupid face.
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          Sumit
          Nov 11, 2016 at 4:45 am
          This man have showed his character by himself by using derogatory marks such as "blatantly stupid’, ‘a punk’, ‘a pig’, ”a dog’, ‘an ’ and ‘a mutt’,". This man carries all such remarks himself as soon as his mouth spew venom. But i must add a word too for this man, "Stupid".
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            subraman
            Nov 11, 2016 at 4:51 am
            This man is a thug. What has he done that is of any use to his people?
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              SHAM
              Nov 11, 2016 at 8:38 am
              All these BOLLYWOOD AND HOLLYWOOD people are infact against the common people and benefit of country
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                SHAM
                Nov 11, 2016 at 8:39 am
                All these BOLLYWOOD AND HOLLYWOOD people are infact against the common people and benefit of country
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                  SHAM
                  Nov 11, 2016 at 8:40 am
                  All these BOLLYWOOD AND HOLLYWOOD people are infact against the common people and benefit of country ---
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                    SHAM
                    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:40 am
                    All these BOLLYWOOD AND HOLLYWOOD people are infact against the common people and benefit of country ....
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