Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Robert De Niro Compares Donald Trump to the crazy Taxi Driver Character

Shifali Singh | August 14, 2016 12:40 pm Print
Throughout his campaign Donald Trump has received a lot of criticism, here's what Robert De Niro has to say about him.

People have called Donald Trump, racist, sexist, insulting, bias, manipulative, a womaniser and an exaggerator. They’ve made fun of his hair, his looks and his speeches, throughout his presidential election campaigns.

So, here’s something else that Robert De Niro had given us to add on the list. The legendary actor who has worked in movies like Godfather,Goodfella and the the hilarious Dirty Grandpa, has compared Donald Trump to his character of a psychotic taxi driver Travis Bickle, from the award winning movie Taxi Driver. 

The legendary actor, Robert De Niro, was in Bosnia last weekend, to receive his lifetime achievement award at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Upon being asked questions about his role in the movie Taxi Driver, De Niro could think of no one else but the Republican Candidate, Donald Trump.

These are the following statements which were made by the 72 years old movie star, that received crackling applauses, “What he has been saying is totally crazy, ridiculous, stuff that shouldn’t be even… he is totally nuts,”. Giving a reference of his movie, Robert added “One of the things to me was just the irony at the end, he (Bickle) is back driving a cab, celebrated, which is kind of relevant in some way today too,”. He also went on to say that “People like Donald Trump who shouldn’t be where he is so … God help us,”.

He also presented his critical perspective of the way media had initially covered news related to Donald Trump like it was something important and now even the media persons have resorted to “come on Donald, this is ridiculous, this is nuts, this is insane”.

Robert inaugurated the ceremony which had been an initiation to showcase their defiance for their siege during 1992-1995 at the time of Bosnian War. After receiving the life time achievement award De Niro expressed “I will treasure this award—my Heart of Sarajevo—because I don’t think there is another city in the world that has shown such heart in the face of so much tragedy,”.

Shifali Singh
Shifali Singh covers fashion, entertainment and lifestyle. Travelling and food are her passion, and she takes keen interest in writing about the same.
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