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    'F**k Em' Robert De Niro's Profane Tirade Labelling Trump ‘Crazy’ Live on CNN Splits Netizens

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    Actor Robert De Niro is known as an outspoken critic of US President Donald Trump, calling him out numerous times. Last year De Niro played Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a series of "Saturday Night Live" sketches about the White House.

    Long-time critic of US President Donald Trump, actor Robert De Niro called President Trump “crazy” and dropped a pair of f-words when appearing live on CNN on Sunday Morning.

    De Niro appeared on the network’s “Reliable Sources” where host Brian Stelter questioned him about the recent push to have the president impeached.

    You’ve been calling for the president to be impeached. Are you satisfied with what the Democrats are now doing?” asked Stelter.

    De Niro responded saying that the Democrats have “no choice” because an impeachment inquiry “has to happen.”

    When the host proceeded to ask if the president should step down, De Niro said:

    “I don’t think he’s capable of resigning. He’s worse than I ever could have imagined.”

    Launching into a verbal tirade, De Niro, best known for his roles in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Taxi Driver, said he thought Trump was “crazy in a way… just crazy,” and lauded the liberal media:

    “If it wasn’t for you, CNN, MSNBC and some other outlets, The New York Times, Washington Post, I mean, where are we? This is a crazy world,” De Niro said.

    “This guy is crazy. We've got to get him out.”

    After the host asked for clarification, if De Niro questioned Trump’s fitness in a “medical sense”, the American actor, producer, and director responded:

    “Possibly medical, too. I’m starting to think. I didn’t think that before but now, I actually, when I saw him out in front of the helicopter talking endlessly and sweating and sweating.”

    As Stelter mentioned Fox News pundits criticising De Niro for his rhetoric, the actor shot back:

    “F--- ‘em, f--- ‘em.”

    ​A CNN spokesperson did not comment on the incident.

    The actor’s profanity on a morning show, albeit one which aired on cable, and the tirade attack against Trump ignited Twitter, with netizens split in their reactions.

    There were those who praised the actor for his outspokenness.

    ​Some Twitter fans were swift in condemning the actor’s tirade:

    ​Others lashed out at the network for the interview:

    ​Actor Robert De Niro is a long-time foe of US President Donald Trump, calling him out numerous times. In 2018 the actor played Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a series of "Saturday Night Live" sketches about the White House, while as far back as in August 2016, before Trump took the White House, De Niro described him as “totally nuts”, with other choice expressions being “a national disaster" and "an embarrassment to this country”.

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