De Niro lays into Trump in Dubai
Star De Niro lands verbal blows on tycoon in Dubai
Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro launched a scathing broadside on US presidential candidate Donald Trump at an event in Dubai yesterday.
The star of such films as Raging Bull and Goodfellas was the special guest at a conference on investment and citizenship opportunities in Antigua and Barbuda.
“He’s so stupid,” said the acting icon when he was asked by Tariq Quereishy, CEO and Founder of MAD Talks, for his thoughts on Trump and what he would ask the Republican candidate, given the opportunity.
“I don’t even know what kind of question I would ask him. There’s nothing to talk about.
“This guy does not have a clue about what goes in the rest of the world, no matter what he says.
“This guy’s a New Yorker and as a New Yorker [myself] that’s an embarrassment,” he added.
“I misquoted Colin Powell when I mentioned he called Trump a national disaster, what I meant to say is that he’s a national disgrace.
“Whatever anyone can do in other parts of the world to influence even just through speaking will help.”
De Niro was making his comments less than 24 hours after a video of him declaring that he would love to punch Trump in the face went viral.
It wasn’t all about Trump though as De Niro spoke effusively about Antigua and Barbuda to delegates at the event in the Palazzo Versace Hotel. De Niro is a special economic envoy for the islands and has longstanding links to the Caribbean.
“You have to really want to do and care about the projects you embark on, and I’m [working on] the one in Antigua and Barbuda because it’s a beautiful place,” he said. “I take things step by step to get it done, and it’s just like making a movie – but even longer.” De Niro said that people are now connected like never before. “We still have our differences but I think as the world gets smaller we’re becoming more dependent on each other,” he said.“There’s no choice but to think global and there’s no choice but to be concerned with our own self-preservation as people, wherever we’re from.
“Technology has made instant communication possible,” he added. “There a downside to that and yet there is also a very good upside.”
He rounded off the interview by talking about how he manages to remain successful.
“I just try to do my best,” he said. “It’s about doing right by the people I work with and the people I deal with.
“I try to be as interactive as possible and keep my word.”
‘He’s so stupid. This guy does not have a clue about what goes on in the world’ - Robert De Niro on Donald Trump
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