Robert De Niro, a longtime Democrat, issued a blistering, now-viral statement about Donald Trump.
The 73-year-old New Yorker, in a video, said Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, is “a punk, a dog, pig, a con (and) a (BS) artist.”
“He’s a mutt who doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes,” De Niro said, referring to the $916 million loss noted in Trump’s 1995 tax returns.
“He talks about how he wants to punch people in the face? Well, I’d like to punch him in the face. This is somebody that we want for president? I don’t think so,” he said.
De Niro then came out with an appeal to voters casting their ballots on Nov. 8.
“What I care about is the direction of this country,” he added. “And what I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump. If you care about your future, vote for it.”
But another longtime actor, Jon Voight, slammed De Niro’s comments.
“I am so ashamed of my fellow actor Bobby DeNiro’s rant against Donald Trump. What foul words he used against a presidential nominee … who has worked harder then any other man I know in the past year and a half to get a good message to the American people,” he tweeted on Oct. 8.
who has worked harder then any other man I know in the past year and a half to get a good message to the American people. cont’d..
— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) October 8, 2016
Voight also defended crude sexual remarks that Trump made about a decade ago that were secretly recorded, according to the Washington Post.
“I don’t know of too many men who haven’t expressed some sort of similar sexual terms toward women, especially in their younger years,” Voight said.