Trump slams Robert De Niro on Twitter for his vulgar rant at the Tony Awards
When Barack Obama was president, he took the high road on social media, never getting involved in catty Twitter wars. However, Donald Trump has been the exact opposite, gleefully clapping back at critics and branding them with childish nicknames. Trump supporters love his bellicose style, praising him for being so raw and unfiltered. Critics reply, to what cost, and argue he's degrading the office of the president. But we can probably all agree the man can be pretty entertaining.
Forget Pusha T and Drake - on Twitter, Trump has engaged in several high profile beefs. In 2013, he called rapper Mac Miller "an ungrateful dog" and told him to "kiss my ass!" (Mac made a song called "Donald Trump" and didn't ask for permission first.) In 2017, Trump called Meryl Streep "one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood." (At the Golden Globes, Streep criticized Trump for allegedly mocking a disabled reporter.) And in 2018, Trump called Alec Baldwin's impression of him on Saturday Night Live "terrible." According to the president, previous Trump impersonator Darrell Hammond was "a far greater talent!"
Now the tweeter-in-chief is feuding with legendary actor and Focker meeter Robert De Niro. The Taxi Driver star is an outspoken Democrat and has dissed President Trump many times in the past. At a fundraising dinner, he called Trump an "idiot" who "lacks any sense of humanity or compassion." During an interview with Mail Online, he claimed Trump was banned from all his Nobu restaurants. At an event in Canada, he apologized to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for Trump's "idiotic behavior" at the G7 Summit.
But all those comments look tame compared to De Niro's rant at The Tony Awards. Before he introduced Bruce Springsteen, the Oscar-winning actor said, "It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump!’ It’s just 'F---Trump!'" The crowd responded with a standing ovation, obviously, and the actor flexed his arms.
On Tuesday morning, President met Kim Jong-Un in Singapore in a historic summit. While riding back to the United States on Air Force one, he found time to respond to De Niro's vulgar rant. And yes, it's as hilariously juvenile as you hoped.
"Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to (sic) many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be 'punch-drunk.' I guess he doesn't realize the economy is the best it's ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!"
It's tough to diss Robert De Niro, since he's spent decades starring in super cool movies like The Godfather, Goodfellas and Taxi Driver. But Trump figured out a way to do it, implying the actor has suffered brain damage after taking too many hits to the head in boxing flicks like Raging Bull and Grudge Match. (Well, that would explain Bobby's decision to star in goofy movies like Dirty Grandpa.)
On Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin plays Trump, and De Niro makes frequent guest appearances to play special counsel Robert Mueller. Maybe they can work "Wake up Punchy!" into a sketch.