Robert De Niro Had Some Choice Words For Fox News During A Wild CNN Interview

Martin Scorsese’s Netflix epic The Irishman premiered on Friday to plenty of critical praise. Joe Pesci’s characteristically curt (or nonexistent) responses to the press’ questions notwithstanding, though, some of the film’s stars are willing to do the interview circuit on the picture’s behalf. Like Robert De Niro, who plays Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran in Scorsese’s decades-spanning film about the alleged story of the rise and fall of Jimmy Hoffa. On Sunday, the veteran actor appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the movie, as well as his ardent criticism of President Trump and Fox News.

And that’s when the De Niro we all know and love came out.

After saying Trump “should not be president, period,” host Brian Stelter noted that “folks on Fox come after you” when he says things like that. De Niro’s response? “F*ck ’em,” he declared. “F*ck ’em!” He immediately apologized for cursing to someone off-camera while Stelter explained, “This is cable so it’s not an FCC violation but it is still a Sunday morning.”

After further prodding from the host, De Niro explained himself:

“We are at a moment in our lives, in this country, where this guy is like a gangster. He’s come along and he’s said things, done things. We say over and over again, ‘This is terrible. We’re in a terrible situation. We’re in a terrible situation.’ And this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped.”

Stelter immediately called for a commercial break but the damage was already done, and everyone loved De Niro for it.