Hollywood star Robert De Niro said that he still hopes President Donald Trump is convicted for colluding with Russia, despite a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report suggesting there’s no evidence for such a claim.
“I might even be happier the day that Mueller puts him in handcuffs, takes him in an orange jumpsuit and puts him away for a long time,” De Niro said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier in the interview, De Niro said that he thought it was his “civic duty” to play the part of Mueller on “Saturday Night Live.”
“I consider it my civic duty to do that part — just to be there because [Mueller] doesn’t say much, but he doesn’t have to. It’s that simple,” De Niro said.
De Niro has been in a feud with Trump since 2016.
Last summer at the Tony Awards, the actor said “it’s no longer ‘down with Trump,’ it’s ‘f— Trump.'”
The president fired back at De Niro at the time, calling him “Low IQ individual.”
“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be “punch-drunk.” I guess he doesn’t,” Trump said.
President Trump has also taken aim at what he believed was overly critical coverage of him by SNL, even asking if it the FEC and the Federal Communications Commission should investigate it.
“It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of ‘the other side.’ Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows,” Trump said on Twitter last month.
“Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this? There must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia! Such one sided media coverage, most of it Fake News,” he added.