Robert De Niro, who has openly expressed his disdain for President Trump, may have been the target of a "suspicious package." The delivery was sent to the building that houses the Tribeca Grill, a restaurant started by the Academy Award-winning actor and his Tribeca Film Center, according to the police.
De Niro has made quite clear his aversion to Trump, admitting that "he would like to punch him in the face" and give him multiple lashes on the tongue.
"At approximately 4 a.m., the police received a response to a call about a suspicious package at 375 Greenwich," confirmed Jerry Varson with the New York Police Department to the United States. EVERY Thursday morning.
USA TODAY has approached De Niro's representative to make comments.
A series of devices discovered along Wednesday, including pipe bombs, were sent to prominent Democrats across the country and to the CNN office in New York. Former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton received threats. Packages were also sent to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, liberal philanthropist George Soros and California Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters.
All have attracted the wrath of Trump and each has been introduced in their speeches and their comments on Twitter over the years.
De Niro, in particular, has not been shy about sharing his thoughts on the president.
These are some of the memorable moments in which the actor has shared his views on the president.
(Expletive) Trump! & # 39;
At the June Tony Awards, De Niro wasted no time in letting the f-bombs fly in comments about the president, onstage to introduce Bruce Springsteen.
"I'm going to say one thing: (expletive) Trump!" he exclaimed. "It's no longer down with Trump, it's (explodes) Trump! & # 39;"
& # 39; Our baby in boss & # 39;
Months earlier, in January, De Niro hit the nation's leader at the National Board of Review Awards, where he presented Meryl Streep the best actress in "The Post." Given the timely story of the drama of a free press threatened by a president in office, De Niro did not miss the opportunity to attack the current commander in chief.
The events of "The Post" "took place almost 50 years ago (in 1971), but there are many parallels today, obviously," said De Niro. "At the time of the story, Donald Trump suffered from 'bone spurs'. Today, the world is suffering for the real Donald Trump.
"This (idiot) is the president," continued De Niro. "It's the emperor's new clothes: the guy is a fool (rough)".
He continued to lament that today's media is under siege by the Trump administration, and that the president is "our baby in chief."
& # 39; Such a bad artist & # 39;
Earlier, while promoting HBO's "The Wizard of Lies," in which he played the dishonored financier Bernie Madoff, De Niro hit Trump to USA TODAY TODAY in 2017.
"What surprises me is that (Donald Trump is) a bad swindler," he said. "Bernie Madoff was a guy who was discreet. I make no excuse: what he did was horrible and horrible; monstrous. But Trump is on your face every day doing something that is absolutely: what word can I use? He is just a bum. He is a pig. "
Contributing: Christal Hayes, John Fritze, Maeve McDermott and Patrick Ryan
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