Donald Trump Calls Robert De Niro A ‘Low IQ Individual,’ In Tweet With Misspelling
“First, I wanna say, f– Trump,” De Niro said while introducing a musical performance by Bruce Springsteen at the 2018 Tony Awards. “It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s f– Trump.”
Trump fired back two days later aboard Air Force One as he returned to the United States from Singapore, calling De Niro a “very low IQ individual” and “punch-drunk.”
…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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
Despite calling De Niro’s intelligence into question, Trump managed to use the incorrect form of “too” in his haste to respond.
De Niro’s comments were met with a standing ovation from the crowd. Hours prior to Trump’s tweets, De Niro made a public apology from Toronto – not to the president, but rather, to the people of Canada for Trump’s behavior, according to People.
“I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behavior of my president,” De Niro said. “It’s a disgrace. And I apologize to Justin Trudeau and the other people at the G-7. It’s disgusting.”
Below is a video of De Niro’s comments at the Tony Awards.