In June 2018 during the Tony Awards, Robert De Niro made a very public and strong hit at President Donald Trump.“It’s no longer ‘down with Trump.’ It’s ‘fuck Trump,” the long-standing actor belted out to the audience. That was 15 months ago. Since then, the political state of America has further deteriorated and with another moment in the limelight for his lead role in The Irishman, De Niro appeared on CNN and his opinion hasn’t changed.

De Niro is known to be no Trump supporter and the journalist at the time took full opportunity for a news-worthy moment. Asking the 76-year-old about his opinion on the recent impeachment, De Niro believed the country is at “crisis point” and that Trump would never resign. Expectedly, this was followed by a handful of f-bombs, before he quickly apologised, seemingly to the producers.

“I don’t think he’s capable of resigning,” De Niro said. “This guy has done everything possible — much worse than I ever thought, ever. The day after he was elected, I said, ‘Well, give him a chance, you never know, you’ll see.’ … He’s worse than I ever could have imagined.”

De Niro continued, “If it wasn’t for you, CNN, MSNBC and some other outlets, The New York Times, Washington Post, I mean, where are we? This is a crazy world,” De Niro said. “This guy is crazy. We’ve got to get him out.”

“When you say crazy, do you mean in a medical sense? Because that gets criticised pretty quickly,” CNN anchor Brian Stelter then asked. De Niro answered, “Possibly medical, too. I’m starting to think. I didn’t think that before but now, I actually, when I saw him out in front of the helicopter talking endlessly and sweating and sweating.”

Following it airing last Sunday morning, Stelter pushed back on criticism on “the point” of the show.

Stay tuned for a response from Trump, it’s inevitable.