“If he was smart, he’d be even more dangerous,” the two-time Oscar winner told Deadline. “He’s dangerous as it is.”
He also suggested that Trump’s days may be numbered.
“He’s terrible, and a flat-out blatant racist and doubling down on that, and it’s good that he does because he’s going to sink himself,” De Niro said.
De Niro, who is chosen for an Emmy for his portrayal of fraudster Bernie Madoff in HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies,” wants next month’s awards to show to take on the Trump.
“It should be a kind of theme in some way — however, you know, balanced it could be so we’re not making it all about that,” he said. “But at this point, we’re at a crisis in this country with this fool, who never should have gotten into the position that he’s in.”
Emmy Awards will be hosted by Stephen Colbert this year, who has climbed to the top of the ratings with his Trump jokes on the “Late Show,” there’s a chance De Niro’s wish will come true.
De Niro has been one of Hollywood’s harshest Trump critics, last year saying he’d like to punch him in the face.
He has since said Trump has “sullied the presidency,” slammed proposed cuts to programs for the arts as “bullshit” and called America under Trump “a tragic dumbass comedy.”