Robert De Niro believes that we’re living in a state of “temporary insanity” in the United States with Donald Trump as our president.
The 74-year-old actor, who’s made a habit of badmouthing Trump both before and after he took office made his most recent remarks against him during the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday.
De Niro focused specifically on the administration’s stance on climate change after Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt suggested that global warming could be a good thing, Fox News reports.
“I am talking about my own country, the United States of America. We don’t like to say we are a ‘backward’ country so let’s just say we are suffering from a case of temporary insanity,” De Niro said to laughs from the crowd.
Trump has questioned the science behind climate change on numerous occasions and it appears that the EPA chief holds a similar skepticism.
“Do we know what the ideal surface temperature should be in the year 2100 or year 2018?” he said in an interview last week. “It’s fairly arrogant for us to think we know exactly what it should be in 2100.”
De Niro, who supported Hillary Clinton during the presidential election and once said he’d like to punch Trump in the face, promised the crowd at the World Government Summit that America “will eventually cure itself by” of that “temporary insanity” by “voting our dangerous leader” out of office.