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In Middle East speech, Robert De Niro apologizes for America’s ‘temporary insanity’

Legendary American actor Robert De Niro spoke to an audience in the United Arab Emirates recently, using the international platform to rail against the policies of President Donald Trump.

The “Goodfellas” star focused his attention on the environmental policy of the current administration, though he included a broad denunciation of the president.

“I am talking about my own country, the United States of America,” De Niro said. “We don’t like to say we are a ‘backward’ country so let’s just say we’re suffering from a case of temporary insanity.”

He told a receptive crowd that America would “eventually cure itself” only by voting Trump, “our dangerous leader,” out of the White House.

De Niro has been a vocal opponent of Trump since the 2016 presidential election.

In one ad, the actor described the then-candidate as a “bozo,” among other pejoratives, and declared that he would “like to punch” Trump in the face.

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