Robert De Niro Apologizes to Canada Over Trump's 'Idiotic Behavior'

Published June 12th, 2018 - 07:43 GMT
(AFP/ File Photo)
(AFP/ File Photo)

Robert De Niro has taken it upon himself and is apologizing to Canadians for the 'idiotic behavior of my president' just one day after the actor launched an expletive at Donald Trump at the Tony awards.

De Niro said Monday Trump's remarks about Canada are a 'disgrace' and apologized to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others who attended the Group of Seven summit of leaders in Canada. 

'I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behavior of my president,' De Niro said as the audience of a few dozen cheered.

'I apologize to Justin Trudeau and the other people at the G7,' De Niro continued, 'It's disgusting. 

Speaking after the actor, Toronto Mayor John Tory to say to him, 'Thank you.'

Trump called Trudeau 'dishonest' and 'weak' following the summit on Saturday. Trump advisers also ripped Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber.

De Niro made his comments at a groundbreaking for a Nobu hotel in Toronto.

De Niro co-owns the chain, and the Toronto project will feature a restaurant, hotel and apartments that go for seven figures. 

He, namesake chef  Nobu Matsuhisa and their team used golden shovels to ceremonially break ground on the luxury project.

At the Tony awards, De Niro launched an expletive at Trump and pumped his arms like a boxer for emphasis. 

'F**k Trump' he told the adoring audience. 

Many in the audience stood and cheered, while TV censors quickly bleeped out the offending words.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

 


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