On Tuesday, the same day President Donald Trump was in California to look at prototypes of his proposed border wall in San Diego before heading off to a fundraiser in Los Angeles, actor Robert DeNiro used the occasion of a charity event in Hollywood to blast the president as “spoiled” and an “idiot.”
Speaking at a ritzy dinner at the Dolby Ballroom in the Hollywood & Highland complex at a benefit for the Fulfillment Fund, a group that helps the poor enter into higher education, De Niro ripped into Trump with venomous personal attacks, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“A college education is important, but education without humanity is ignorance. Look at our president. He made it through the University of Pennsylvania, so he was exposed to a quality education, but he’s still an idiot. And he lacks any sense of humanity or compassion,” the aging Oscar-winner said.
“Of course, he did have to overcome the curse of growing up rich and spoiled,” De Niro sarcastically added. “And endure the heartbreak of bone spurs. Maybe that had an effect.”