Actor Robert De Niro urged people to vote while delivering remarks at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday. 

“Look at all of you,” the actor said as he began to address the audience at the event. “You’re at this amazing concerting because you took your responsibility as global citizens seriously. You took the time to join with other citizens to make a difference. Now we’re asking you to take your responsibly as U.S. citizens seriously by voting."

“Voting is how we tell our government what we want and what we don’t want,” De Niro continued. “Put it another way, voting is how we hire and how we fire our leaders.” 


“Guess what? They’re not our bosses,” the actor continued. “We are their bosses. If we think they’re doing a good job we can keep in their jobs. If there’s someone we like better we can hire them. And if we don’t like the job they’re doing we can fire them.”

“You’ve got the power now please use it,” he added.

Though De Niro did not mention any leaders by name during his speech, the two-time Academy Award winner has had a rocky history with President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE.

Earlier this year, De Niro, a frequent critic of Trump, repeatedly declared “f--- Trump” while speaking onstage at the Tony Awards, and promptly received a standing ovation. 

Days after the awards show, Trump hit back at De Niro, nicknaming him "Punchy" and blasting the actor as a "very Low IQ individual." 

Trump is also known for his signature catchphrase, “You’re fired,” which he developed on his former reality TV show, The Celebrity Apprentice, and said to every contender before sending them home.