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The “Raging Bull” actor made a surprise cameo over the weekend on NBC’s sketch comedy show as Mueller, in a spoof with Ben Stiller of their 2000 movie, “Meet the Parents.”



Stiller took on the role as Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, opposite De Niro in a parody of the film’s famed lie detector scene.

Asked Wednesday on “The Today Show” if De Niro planned on making the “SNL” character a recurring role, he replied, “I hope there’s a couple where I interrogate him, then I arrest him, and then I escort him to jail.” 

Describing De Niro as “pointed in [his] criticism” of Trump, “Today” correspondent Craig Melvin inquired whether the country is facing a time that it’s “imperative for everyone to be politically active.”

“I have never been this active,” De Niro, 74, said. “But when I see what’s going on with this guy, you have no choice but to be active.”

“It’s past the point of being passive. People have to speak out,” the Academy Award winner, promoting his annual Tribeca Film Festival, added. “They have to speak out over, and over, and over again. This administration is beyond belief. It has to stop.” 

It’s not the first time De Niro has slammed Trump. In a video released before the 2016 presidential election, De Niro called Trump a “pig” and a “bullshit artist,” saying he’d like to “punch” the then-White House hopeful “in the face.”