Robert De Niro calls Trump a 'total loser' and 'wannabe gangster' on Stephen Colbert show

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Robert De Niro calls Trump a 'total loser' and 'wannabe gangster' on Stephen Colbert show

Robert De Niro calls Trump a 'total loser' and 'wannabe gangster' on Stephen Colbert show

Robert De Niro has criticised Donald Trump once again, this time branding him a “wannabe gangster”.

Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the actor – whose interview was filmed ahead of the release of the Mueller report – was discussing his role in Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming mob drama The Irishman when he made the jabs.

“People like the outlaw type thing except we have a wannabe gangster in the White House now,” the actor said, calling Trump a ”dumbbell”.

De Niro continued: “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.”

When Colbert asked the actor why he couldn’t give Trump a chance, De Niro said he had – but that he believes the president has “proven himself to be a total loser”.

De Niro has a history of publicly criticising Trump, something that caused him to call the actor “a very low IQ individual” on Twitter.

In an interview with The Guardian, the Oscar-winning actor called Trump a “racist” and drew comparisons between him and Hitler.

”If he had his way, we’d wind up in a very bad state in this country,” he said. ”I mean, the way I understand it, they laughed at Hitler. They all look funny. Hitler looked funny, Mussolini looked funny and other dictators and despots look funny.”