In addition to his desire to go Raging Bull on Trump, De Niro unfurled an avalanche of insults in the mogul’s direction in the minute-long video, filmed as part of the VoteYourFuture campaign and unveiled Friday night.
“He’s so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk. He’s a dog. He’s a pig. He’s a con, a bullshit artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care,” De Niro said of Trump. “Thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes. He’s an idiot. Colin Powell said it best: He’s a national disaster, he’s an embarrassment to this country.”
The actor continued, “It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point where this fool, this bozo has wound up where he has. This is someone that we want for president? I don’t think so. What I care about is the direction of this country, and what I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump.”
While De Niro didn’t explicitly tell viewers to vote for Hillary Clinton on Election Day – the initial PSA was filmed in part by a pro-Clinton PAC – he does encourage them, “if you care about your future, vote for it.”