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Robert De Niro Compares Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler

Does the actor of 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull' fame never get tired of spouting such extreme views?

Robert De Niro continued his outspoken criticism of President Donald Trump in a new interview, declaring the president to be a “fascist” and a “white supremacist.”

Speaking with The Guardian, De Niro also made the claim that he gave Trump the benefit of the doubt when he was first elected president.

“When you see someone like [Trump] becoming president, I thought, well, OK, let’s see what he does — maybe he’ll change,” the “Taxi Driver” star said. “But he just got worse. It showed me that he is a real racist. I thought maybe as a New Yorker he understands the diversity in the city, but he’s as bad as I thought he was before — and much worse.”

“It’s a shame. It’s a bad thing in this country.”

Asked whether Trump is a “fascist” and a “white supremacist,” De Niro said yes and continued by comparing the president to Adolf Hitler.

“I guess that’s what it leads to,” the 75-year-old filmmaker said. “If he had his way, we’d wind up in a very bad state in this country. I mean, the way I understand it, they laughed at Hitler. They all look funny. Hitler looked funny, Mussolini looked funny and other dictators and despots look funny.”

De Niro continued, “What bothers me is that there will be people in the future who see him as an example and they’ll be affected in some way, but they’ll be a lot smarter and have many more colors to their personality and be more mercurial and become someone with the same values as he has but able to get much further and do more damage as a despot.”

De Niro previously called Trump a “nightmare,” a “criminal,” and a “fool.”

The president himself bit back at the “Meet the Parents” star last summer and called De Niro “punchy” and a “low I.Q. individual.”

“Robert De Niro, a very low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk.’ I guess he doesn’t … realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all-time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up, Punchy!” the president tweeted.

The “punchy” line is likely a reference to one of De Niro’s most famous roles as boxer Jake LaMotta in 1980’s “Raging Bull.”

The actor also played a boxer in 2013’s “Grudge Match.”

For more on De Niro’s ceaseless criticism of Trump, check out the video below:

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