Robert De Niro says life for Americans during the Trump presidency is like "living in an abusive household."
 
"It's a really, really serious situation we're in," the "Irishman" star said in a Monday interview on CBS's "The Late Show."
 
"It's like a pall around certain things," De Niro — who's called Trump the "jerk-off in chief" and a "f------ fool" — told host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertYang: I've received about 12 apologies from media networks during campaign Scarborough to GOP: 'What job is worth selling your political soul over?' Bloomberg to appear on 'The Late Show' following next week's Democratic debate MORE. "It's like living in an abusive household. You feel you don't know what's going to happen next, what crazy thing is going to happen next, what's going to make you say what the hell's going on?"
 
"He's a fake president," the 76-year-old Academy Award winner continued of Trump.
 
"He calls everything fake because he knows he's fake. So he's projecting."

 
Asked by Colbert about Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergDNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate Bloomberg receives 45-day extension for public financial disclosure report with FEC Bloomberg's congressional endorsers grow to three MORE entering the Democratic presidential primary field in a Sunday announcement, De Niro expressed fondness for the former New York City mayor. 
 
"He's an adult. He's a grownup," De Niro, a New York native, said of Bloomberg.
 
"He's run the city for 12 years. I know there are things he did, you mentioned them on the show. But he's done good things. And he tries to do the right thing," De Niro added. 
 
"We just have to get past this — get over the hump into calm waters. So to me Bloomberg might be the one," De Niro said.
 
The performer also said he supported another 2020 Democratic White House hopeful, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire MORE, and other candidates: "I love Buttigieg. I like so many people. But it's a matter of he's still young, he has time. But we need to get past this horrible situation."