President Trump ran a victory lap after a productive meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and took a jab at a Hollywood star who had recently denounced him in an expletive-laden tirade.
Award-winning actor Robert De Niro, 74, received a standing ovation on Sunday when he expressed his true feelings about the president while on stage at the Tony Awards. He was speaking to the choir.
De Niro started dropping F-bombs at our president, saying, "First, I wanna say, ‘[expletive] Trump.’ It's no longer 'Down with Trump,' it's '[expletive] Trump.'"
After receiving a huge backlash from people wondering if the aged actor was trying to derail the remainder of his career, De Niro apologized. Sort of.
"I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behavior of my president,” he began, according to CNN. "It's a disgrace. And I apologize to Justin Trudeau and the other people at the G7. It's disgusting."
He was addressing Trump’s battle with the Canadian prime minister over U.S. tariffs. Trump was upset that Canada has a 270 tariff on some dairy products, Bloomberg reported.
Heading back home from his summit in Singapore, Trump took to Twitter to jab back, writing, “Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to 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,” he continued. “Wake up Punchy!”
De Niro famously acted in boxing movies like Raging Bull, Grudge Match, Hands of Stone, and Night and the City.
Shortly before those tweets, Trump wrote that he had a “truly amazing visit” in Singapore and that “Great progress was made on the denuclearization of North Korea. Hostages are back home, will be getting the remains of our great heroes back to their families, no missiles shot, no research happening, sites closing.”
He added, “Got along great with Kim Jong-un who wants to see wonderful things for his country. As I said earlier today: Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace!”