Robert De Niro has never been shy about expressing his disdain for Donald Trump, and the “Goodfellas” star went after the president with a vengeance during a Friday night appearance on Global‘s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.
Discussing the Mueller report, the 75-year-old Oscar winner told host Stephen Colbert that he initially tried to give Trump a chance before drawing a conclusion on his abilities as president.
“That’s what I said right after he was elected,” De Niro told Colbert. “Give him a chance. I give everybody the benefit of the doubt. This guy has proven himself to be a total loser.”
Colbert asked De Niro, who’ll be reuniting with director Robert Scorsese for the mob-themed Netflix film “The Irishman”, why audiences continue to be fascinated by gangster flicks.
“People like the outlaw type thing, except we have a wannabe gangster in the White House now,” he responded, taking another shot at Trump. “Tries to act like a made man, like a made guy.”
Describing Trump as a “dumbbell,” De Niro added: “Even gangsters have morals and they have ethics. They have a code and you know when you give somebody your word it’s your word because it’s all you have is your word. This guy, he doesn’t even know what that means.”