None of these words rang louder than the speech given by Robert De Niro at the National Board of Review awards gala Tuesday night. De Niro is an outspoken critic of Trump, and this is the next criticism in a long string. His remarks came at the beginning of a speech announcing Meryl Streep’s award for her role in The Post.
De Niro, according to a New York Times
Tonight's full Robert De Niro speech introducing Meryl Streep at the National Board of Review gala, referring to Trump: "This fucking idiot is the president. It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes – the guy is a fucking fool...our baby-in-chief – the "Jerkoff-in-chief" I call him" pic.twitter.com/lVXsSCIpvA— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) January 10, 2018
The actor also compared the current presidency to that of Richard Nixon in terms of its broad scope of surveillance and blatant disregard for the welfare of proper journalism. Other stars subtlety addressed the issue, among them director Steven Spielberg.