Should De Niro Punch Donald Trump in the Face?


When Robert De Niro joined some other celebrities to record a neutral message as part of the Los Angeles-based Anonymous Content’s #VoteYourFuture campaign, the veteran actor apparently drifted from the nonpartisan memo, lambasting Republican nominee Donald Trump.

The video series was supposed to tie in with the November 2016 presidential elections, where each celebrity is filmed responding to the question, "What do you care about?"

De Niro launched a tirade against Trump with a polemic stream describing the nominee as a ‘punk’, ‘pig’, ‘con’, ‘bozo’, and an ‘embarrassment to this country’.

“It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has. He talks how he wants to punch people in the face? Well, I'd like to punch him in the face,” De Niro declares in the video.

According to a source from Anonymous Content, the producers could not add De Niro’s film to the series given the campaign’s non-partisan theme, but felt that the video should be shared in some form anyway.

No doubt Trump’s campaign ideals are pretty sketchy, but at least he bordered on the line of slightly entertaining. Perhaps the joke is over, since November is just around the corner, but we decided to do some digging of our own to see if Trump was deserving of de Niro's comments.

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