Robert De Niro Calls Trump A Perverse Lying Douchebag On National TV

The actor, yet again, heavily criticized the President while addressing the gathering at the Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last Friday.
Acclaimed actor Robert De Niro attended the Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington DC on Friday night last week, where he made several scathing comments about United States President Donald Trump, reports Rolling Stone. While this is not the first time De Niro has made such statements, it was definitely a speech worth remembering for how pointed it was. The event, hosted by television personality Samantha Bee of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, aired on the TBS television network on Saturday night, when the actual White House Correspondents’ Dinner took place. While there were many memorable moments from the evening, the actor's roast of President Trump was definitely one of the highlights.
Robert De Niro Calls Trump A Perverse Lying Douchebag  On National TV
In his speech, De Niro stated to a crowd of hundreds, "I'm happy to stand with Samantha Bee tonight to support the First Amendment – the right of the president to be a relentless and unrepentant, lying scumbag, the right of his supporters to not give a sh*t, and our right to do something about it." Bee's initiative to establish the Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner was motivated by her desire to protect free speech. Proceeds from this year's event will be donated to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Robert De Niro Calls Trump A Perverse Lying Douchebag  On National TV

The Goodfellas actor also chose to address the rise of fake news in the American media. Clearly sarcastic, he claimed that he "loved it." "If I get a bad review, fake news," he stated. "Some nosy reporter finds out I never finished high school, fake news. Then the President stole my phrase. You might say he moved in on it like a b*tch. All that, fake news. Turns out it’s real news or as we in this room call it: news."
Robert De Niro Calls Trump A Perverse Lying Douchebag  On National TV

In addition to this, De Niro claimed he could not wait for "the exquisite release" of voting President Trump out of the White House in 2020 once the Presidential elections roll around. This is not the first time the actor has been so vocally condemning of the country's President. He has, in the past, been incredibly critical of President Trump. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter earlier this month, for example, De Niro claimed it was his "civic duty" to do impressions of special counsel Robert Mueller on Saturday Night Live.
Robert De Niro Calls Trump A Perverse Lying Douchebag  On National TV

These SNL skits are rich with criticisms of President Trump. The actor explained, "I consider it my civic duty to do that part — just to be there because [Mueller] doesn't say much, but he doesn’t have to. It's that simple. I might even be happier the day that Mueller puts him in handcuffs, takes him in an orange jumpsuit and puts him away for a long time." De Niro is, of course, not the first or the only celebrity to be strongly anti-Trump.
Robert De Niro Calls Trump A Perverse Lying Douchebag  On National TV

Bee, who has similarly castigated the President for his trainwreck of a Presidency, also roasted President Trump at the Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last weekend. She began, "Donald, I’m going to roast you as if you were here. I’ve thought, 'What would I say if I were ever in the same room as you?' I mean, after, ‘Hey, let go, I’m not a bowling ball!’ It’s funny because he’s a sexual assaulter." As per news reports, Trump has been accused of sexual assault by over 20 women.
Robert De Niro Calls Trump A Perverse Lying Douchebag  On National TV

She continued, "There are so many things you could say about this President: That he's vicious, vindictive, stupid, unattractive, unloved, and will die alone, but what can we say that Melania hasn’t already said?" Bee then referred to Trump's decision to not include humor at the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner (one of the main reasons she instituted her own version). "I want to focus on what a f*cking coward he is," she claimed. "Imagine being the most powerful man in the world and you can’t listen to a comedian razz you for five minutes? Barack Obama did it, George G. Bush did it."
Robert De Niro Calls Trump A Perverse Lying Douchebag  On National TV

"You know who else has been roasted? Justin f*cking Bieber. Justin Bieber is braver than you and he once let a monkey go to jail for him. Here are some people that are braving than you: Christine Blasey Ford. 23 women who said you sexually assaulted or harassed them. The undocumented immigrants who worked at Mar-a-Lago and spoke out about you. Trump is a classic bully. So he loves to push people around, but he’s too insecure to handle even the slightest ridicule," she asserted. The evening was, unsurprisingly, filled with criticism of the Trump administration, with liberal strongholds in the media putting their political decisions on blast.
Robert De Niro Calls Trump A Perverse Lying Douchebag  On National TV