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 ColbertThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Jobless claims drop to 50+ year low Brian Williams to leave NBC News after 28 years Katie Couric: CNN shouldn't have let Chris Cuomo 'yuk it up' with brother Andrew during pandemic 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 BloombergThe economic challenges facing Jerome Powell and Joe Biden Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Democrats are sleepwalking towards electoral disaster in 2022 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 ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHarris, Buttigieg to promote infrastructure law in Charlotte 'Fox & Friends Weekend' hosts suggest new variant meant to distract from Biden's struggles Buttigieg: Families who buy electric vehicles 'never have to worry about gas prices again' 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."