Donald Trump has been having a rough time lately. After a long string of gaffes and controversial statements, even his own advisers are now running to newspapers saying that he "may be beyond coaching." As if that wasn't enough, he just made an enemy he wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley—Mr. Travis Bickle himself, Robert De Niro.
Reuters reports that while receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Saturday, De Niro took time to insult the Republican nominee. Video of his comments can be seen here.
"I don't know, it's crazy that people like Donald Trump ..., he shouldn't even be where he is, so God help us. What he's been saying is really totally crazy, ridiculous ... he is totally nuts. But I think now they are really starting to push back, the media...finally they are starting to say: Come on Donald, this is ridiculous, this is nuts, this is insane."
This is not the first time De Niro has gone at The Donald. Back in April of 2011, the actor took some thinly-veiled subliminal shots at Trump in an interview with Brian Williams at the Tribeca Film Festival. In reference to Trump's then-active efforts at proving that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, De Niro said, "This is crazy. They’re making statements about people that they don’t even back up. Go get the facts before you start saying things about people.” He also referred to Trump as "like being a car salesman. Don't go out there and say things unless you can back them up."
Trump responded on Fox & Friends by saying that he enjoyed De Niro's acting, but "when I watch him doing interviews and various other things, we’re not dealing with Albert Einstein.”