Donald Trump’s "birther" claims don’t seem to be winning the mogul a lot of supporters in Hollywood: Robert De Niro is the latest star to speak out against Trump’s frequent questioning of President Obama’s citizenship.
De Niro was speaking with NBC News' Brian Williams at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend, and according to the Hollywood Reporter, the issue arose when the topic of politics came up.
“Certain people in the news the last couple of weeks, just, what are they doing? It’s crazy," De Niro said. "They’re making statements about people that they don’t even back up. Go get the facts before you start saying things about people.”
Although at first De Niro didn’t want to mention any names, after Williams asked if the person the actor was referring to has “a show on my network on Sunday night," De Niro admitted that he was talking about Trump, who's been making the rounds talking about a potential presidential run.
“It’s like a big hustle; it’s like being a car salesman,” De Niro went on. “Don’t go out there and say things unless you can back them up. How dare you? That’s awful to do. To just go out and speak and say these terrible things? Unless you just wanna get over and get the job. It’s crazy.”
De Niro's statements come on the heels of Jerry Seinfeld's own denouncement of Trump's remarks. The comedian said last week that he canceled on a benefit hosted by the Eric Trump Foundation because he'd grown "increasingly uncomfortable" with the statements the "Celebrity Apprentice" host has been making about the President, and "feels this kind of demagoguery has no place in public discourse."
As he did with Seinfeld, Trump has lobbed a retort back at De Niro.
While on a call to "Fox & Friends," Trump said of the actor, "He's not the brightest bulb on the planet. I've been watching him over the years, and I like his acting, but you know - in terms of when I watch him doing interviews and various other things - we're not dealing with Albert Einstein."
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neva vote for trump!!!stop standin on the streets talkin racist bout obama!!!!phuck all racist b!otches!!
Donald has never really proven himself over the long haul.
Trump is too much of a Bragger.
Donald Trump is a Big Talker.
And Trump would know a "non-Einstein" when he sees one alright. It would be so much easier if the media would just ignore the windbag all together, but what's the chance of that?
About as much chance as there is of them ignoring DeNiro the "windbag...
If 1 parent is an american and the other is not you have a chioce to be an american or be deul Obama grew up in America he is american enough with this birther crap
@Qwerty1: Truth & Fact are the downfall of Liberals. That's why they watch CNN instead of Fox. I only come here to aggravate liberal whiners like you!
rickinmo – DeNiro may be a joy to watch to YOU but he isn't to everyone. He's not the only actor on the planet – there are many good actors. If you count him as one of them, more power to you. Don't assume everyone else does.
Deniro for President. Pacino for vice President. Trump-can stfu.
Put DeNiro and Trump in the ring… I put my money on DeNiro
Chump needs to stick to tv, the dude has no place in government.
Trump is grandstanding for his new TV show. Who cares what actors think? Artists and celebrities have no business commenting on things they know nothing about!
he should run himself or shut up. Trump is a candidate for the office. DeNiro is a has been. While i haven't really been interested in the whole "birther" thing, if Obama had nothing to hide, I think he should be happy to prove it.
De Niro has played the same character 40 times. Is that acting? Trump makes me laugh. Don't think either man cares what any other human thinks of them. They may have found something in common after all.
GO EAT A GRIT OR SOME POSSUM YOU COUNTRYFIED LOOSERS !
Trump has to realize that being President is not being king ... no guillotines for those who speak against you. Time to inject a little diplomacy and get over the urge to bark "You're fired!" at anyone who dares to question your absolute authority. Being President is about listening and responding for the public good, not just "the Donald", and his delicate feelings. You won't last two minutes if you let personal criticisms incite you to lash out on the campaign trail.
Mr. Trump's legacy is about being the loudest and most arrogant voice, not about being the sharpest pencil.
Long gone are the days of the bully pulpit in international affairs and he needs to know how to speak in a measured response. We have seen how well "might means right" has worked for the US in World opinion. Trump: FAIL!
himark is a low mark and nixon?
you two are totally forgettable.
deniro? he is accurate and why should donald put his so called billions where his mouth is?
maybe it IS just hype for his show? oh yeah, you bet it is...you really think this clown is gonna run
for president? i think not...your buddy donald is heavily investing in dubai and i wouldn't put it past him
for having multiple bank accounts in off shore banks and nixon? lowmark? how do you set with
the millionaires putting their funds in off shore accounts so they don't have to pay taxes like us?
still gonna vote for that loser?
yeah, thought so...
Why is it only trashy country folks like Obamo ? People from the south are just brain dead idjits. I bet they are gonna eat a crit or some lice.
To this day, Trump has not offered any proof that Obama wasn't born in this country, NONE!
People need to recognize Trump as the fraud that he is. he's only doing this to promote celebrity apprentic. Recognize the hustle...
Take a look at the front page of cnn.com.
Maybe we can get DeNiro to reprise his role in Taxi Driver, if just for a short time...
@ Sandy & Robin G- Well said, hear me clapping? I so agree!!! It's already been proven, so why do people still question this?
While I would agree that Donald Trump is a savvy business man, but he has NO place in politics. The political world should be left to people who, first of all, know how to carry themselves in the public eye with integrity, intelligence and poise, not cheap and uneducated. Trump carries himself like new money with a GED and a big ego, cheap, doesnt know when to hold his tounge and is under some sort of impression that people like him just because he has money.
Whoever votes for and or applaud ANYTHING trump says or does is a damn idiot. Imagine trump being president, then go and watch the movie IDIOCRACY
Some of your remarks on this post are unbelievable. Most of you act 5 years old. De Niro is a wonderful actor and has the right to his opinion. Trump is digging his own grave and showing his intelligence in real-time; he's more like a angry 4th grader who lashes out at anyone with an opinion. Money can't buy common sense. He would not be a good leader. One has to take it on the chin, so to say, and learn to politically shut their mouth.
Trump should really Think before he talks out loud, he is at time ignorant.
donald Trump should be more careful with his comments.
I love politics, and have helped over the years locally, but never in the presidential race. You better believe I will volunteer for any campaign against Trump. While I do like his show, I can't stomach the man. I feel sorry for anyone who crosses him. Can you imagine Trump representing the US. a sheer embarrassment. I will bet he has skeletons in his closet, but he has the money to cover it all up. He makes me sick, he has no class, just money...big deal. I hope every American votes against him, and I hope he sees finally how many truly dislike him!!
Trump is a low class fool, along with everyone of his same ilk. Because of people like him the USA is flying along in a fast train to extinction... it's certainly not the country it used to be. In the eyes of the rest of the world it's probably the most hated and laughed at nation there is. Sad... so freaking sad...
It's people like Obama and his supporters who are ruining this country. Swing and a miss dj.
Robert, you are SOOO right. You hit the nail on the head with this and I, for one, am quite proud of you to bring truth to this light, instead of standing back and watching all of this ignorance, greed, self righteousness and arrogance try and take control.
It is such a pity that these fools open their mouths as if they have a leg to stand on. I have zero respect for these type of people but you.... you have my utmost respect and appreciation.
Can you imagine having a president that speaks in such a condescending way to just about everyone he comes in contact with. How could he possibly relate to the average person and their financial woes ? He is rude and dictatorial. He lacks empathy to people he feels are below him which is just about everyone. De Niro was just stating a opinion and Trump had to come back with a cheap slam. Very tacky from someone who thinks he has such class.
Imagine how well he could do with international affairs. Plenty of insult material there.
Trump reminds me of the typical schoolyard bully – he can dish out criticism (even when it has no basis in fact), but he can't TAKE IT.
Well said, Lorena. Robert De Niro has class, which is one thing that cannot be bought with Mr. Trump's almighty dollar.
Its silly hearing the banter back and forth, republicans this democrats that, get over it! They have both failed our people! No one side is better than the other. Its just different sides of the same corrupt coin. But I digress, I thought it was funny that Bob De Niro got into the mix when his best line from his best movie (IMHO), Godfather II, was, "I'm not interested in things that don't concern me."
Donald Trump should apologize to Robert Deniro for being thoughtless.
Donald Trump lost all credibility, he is so thin skinned, can anyone imagine him being president, would the public enjoy
Exactly. Imagine Trump as the leader of the free world – shooting from the hip and retaliating in kind to anyone who disagrees with him. The US would be at war with EVERYBODY. But of course, that works in business, so it must also be the right way to lead a country, eh???
This question of the birth certificate has gone on for way too long. Why doesn't Obama just whip it out and end all fuss?
Obama's the one letting all those questions fester.
And while he's at it – I would like to know why he didn't have to provide a full medical background like the rest of them.
@ Troy- No worries, the dems see right thru him, for sure! WTH is that woodland creature on his head, that's what I want to know???
well you took the time to post, so that's one. next!
Please go away Trump, you are embarrassing yourself and the rest of us. On second thought please run with Sarah as your running mate. I'm sure they would get votes, but there can't be that many idiots out there can there?
Yes, just count on the lot that voted Bush Jr in twice.
Let Trump keep it up it all but assures Obamas reelection.
Who in thier right mind would vote a casino operator for pres. This man makes a living stealing little old ladies pensions.
I think you'd be surprised (and dismayed) at how many people would vote for him and Sarah. My guess is that it would be mostly people who don't really care to think about who they are voting for, or analyze facts and issues objectively – but rather people who vote emotionally....maybe from long-standing Republican families? or people who vote for celebrities they see on the news and on TV?
I just can't think of voting for someone who can't even be honest with himself about his own hair. It looks like roadkill. Herman Cain is the man who really should be our next president. Look him up!
I am Albert Eisenstien. Does that count ?
NO ONE IS ALBERT EINSTEIN!! MR. DUMP TRIES TO DISS MR. DE NIRO AND SOUNDS MORE LIKE JUSTIN BEAVER!
___ Dump the Trump ... He's a Chump ___
GO AWAY TRUMP! Trump's a moron, always trying to be the big shot, but ends up the fool every time! He gets no respect for anything but that lame show of his. Now he's a racist birther! He was actually quoted saying "THE Blacks" love me! No we don't. We don't give a S#@t about that moron! Get rid of the really bad toupee, or stop combing that mess sideways, then you might be taken seriously! "THE Blacks" LOL! "THE Blacks" had a clown named Don King who wore his hair like an idiot also! GO AWAY TRUMP! YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSING IDIOT!
Anything or anyone that displeases or disrupts the Hollywood power broker elite is Ace's in my book. Can't Mr DeNiro find something else to talk about like his film festival for instance? I'm no Trump fan by any stretch but if he wants to stir the pot of controversy regarding this still unresolved issue its all right by met. I know I have still yet to see any verifiable proof on this. Ask yourselves why are we Americans so willing to accept what we're told as being the truth without any irrefutable legal evidence backing it up? Well its because we become too damn "gullible" for our own good. So go ahead Donald keep chipping away at the stone and maybe, just maybe we'll get to the bottom of the truth on this issue.
"I know I have still yet to see any verifiable proof on this." Hey! Great. That actually means you're just uniformed as this issue has been settled multiple times.
Yeah, we are all "uniformed" LOL LMFAO LOL
Why not ask yourself why you believe the people who refuse to acknowledge legal proof provided by the state of Hawaii as to his birth. Ask yourself how his birth announcement in the local paper of record could have been falsified when the information came directly from the Health Department, NOT the parents. Ask yourself why you believe that the alleged "long form" includes his religion: it does not include this information. Just because some joker on Fox News told you it did doesn't make it true. Call Hawaii's Health Department and ask them directly, or call your public library and have them place the call if you don't want to pay for it. Take some initiative and find out for yourself. And when you find out that Fox News is wrong, why not ask yourself why you continue to watch their news programming?
It's a well known fact that the certificate is hidden under Trumps toupee... .
Can this nonsense be put to rest
What does that have to do with anything?
In this case, Trump is right. I love his acting but if De Niro doesn't have a script in front of him his interview skills leave much to be desired.
And you, Mejazzy, have a lot of growing up to do if you think, what you speak, has any merit. Your ignorance surely doesn't become you..... not in the least. Pity.
Who cares if DeNiro is a good interviewer. His acting is a joy to watch-PURE ART! He's right about Trump. Trump is pandering to the worst elements of the republican party, has alienated independents and really shown how stupid and shallow he is. If he does run, he's already lost the independents and he needs them to have a fighting chance. Name calling and insults don't equal presidential material. Perhaps he doesn't understand Obama doesn't have to answer to him or the birthers. He met the requirements to be president or he wouldn't have been allowed on the ballot. Case closed.
He does...but Melania is there to wipe it.
I bet he has to eat oatmeal and jello. And has slobber dribbling down the side of his chin.
If you're referring to Trump, you're probably right.
Is that Robert DeNIro guy still alive ? He must be at least 90. Why isnt he in a retirement home like all the other old folks ?
Does your mommy know you're playing with the grown ups' computer?
Nixon honey, you need to get back in your crib. Your baby bottle is waiting for you.
Oh, I'm sorry! Maybe you're still nursing??
Deniro is 3 years older than Trump. Check your facts...
You tell 'em De Niro! Don't let that little martian keep spewing that nonsense.
Good for you De Niro!
People attacking De Niro for voicing an opinion in 3, 2, 1....
Kinda like Trump voiced an opinion? It goes both ways.
I don't remember Trump ever labeling his ridiculous accusations about President Obama's origins as his "opinion". Doesn't he try to spin these ridiculous birther sound bites as fact, or is he just hoping that those Republicans stupid enough to possibly even encourage his presence for candidacy aren't really interested in crazy things like fact and truth, they just want something monosyllabic they can repeat to others just like them?
DeNiro retorts back – Are you talkin' to me? I said...are you talkin' to me?
Well, he's a man. I would hope that he would be attracted to women, but that would not make him a lesbian. Do you have downs?
Let's see, De Niro points out that Trump shouldn't make allegations without having his facts straight, and Trump responds by insulting his intelligence. How grown up, Mr. Trump. Not exactly leadership material.
Everybody is allowed an opinion. Trump is allowed his and Deniro was asked about Trumps allegations point blank. He told the truth and Trump responded back like a ten year old AGAIN. There is no way this guy should be allowed anywhere near a government position let alone President. He is just a car salesman with zero morals.
Only in the Republican Party can Trump run. Democrats would see right through it (I hope). He does have the Republican way, people accuse him of something and he says, "No, you're just dumb" and Obama is bad, then people love him again. Love the intelligence of some people that would actually think of voting for him.
will any one of our liberal friends please post a link to the proof of Obama's citizenship so we can put it to rest and show Trump is an idiot?!?!??
Ill be holding my breath while you drink the Kool Aide
Speaking as a former republican supporter... this kind of thing is why I am no longer one. When I was in college Republican meant you were about freedom, free enterprise, free market economy, and government stop trying to be my mom. What's it about now? Religious extremism, nutjob conspiracy theories, and bald faced lies. I no longer support either party.
Donald Trump is a low life as we all could see when he started attacking Rose O'Donnell when she only jokes about his hair(Oh vanity!!! )- here is the deal: Donald Trump thinks he is the most intelligent person in the world and everybody else ' is stupid... now he is attacking great celebrities who have a brain and are really intelligent... he has no clue how stupid he sounds...hei Trump if you think you are really brainy let me tell you- stop accusing people or telling publicly you are so smart...obviously you are NOT! Ask your psychologist- he will tell you the truth about you and if you want to become a President be more Diplomatioc!!You know what? YOU ARE FIRED!!!
they are the same morons that would vote for palin...
DeNiro is stating an opinion. Trump is trying to pass BS off as fact. There's a difference!
Is CNN's investigation good enough for you? (they are convinced of his birth in Hawaii)
Or do you not bother to tune into the news or try to keep up with actual facts?
newsflash for Skppy
Is CNN's investigation good enough for you? (they are convinced of his birth in Hawaii)
They also reported that none of the official sources they spoke to in Hawaii have been contacted by Mr. Trump's so-called investigation....
Or do you not bother to tune into the news or try to keep up with actual facts?
Skippy, NOW WHAT???? The proof has been released and TRUMP ,in his own pomposity is patting himself on the back because his lies precipitated the Whitehouse release the birth certificate. Talk about guilding the lily! Are you man enough to apoligize or are those biased blinkers a permanent fixture on your eyes.? Trump is a pathetic excuse for a human being, who would sell his first born to fuel his ego and make a buck. It's people like Trump, who don't give a damn about the country, that have allowed the big corporations to out source American jobs and still maintain that taxes remain low for corporations . America , the beautiful, what have you become, when the likes of Trump and Palin are considered for the highest office in the land? I'm afraid for your future but glad I don't live among you.
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