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De Niro compares Trump presidency to being in an abusive relationship

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Robert De Niro is comparing Donald Trump’s presidency and coronavirus response to being in an abusive relationship.

“You can be in a domestic abusive situation, and now we’re in a national abusive situation with a leader who is daily giving us something new to be concerned about,” the 77-year-old actor said in an interview with “Extra’s” Terri Seymour airing Tuesday.

“That’s another kind of a virus or pandemic that we are having to deal with,” said De Niro, one of Trump’s most vocal Hollywood critics, in the interview promoting his new movie “The War With Grandpa.”

Saying he can’t wait for the country to return to normal following the pandemic, De Niro added, “This virus situation could’ve been a lot less severe. I get upset thinking about it, speaking about it right now.”

ITK has learned that De Niro’s comments were made before Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.

De Niro has frequently spoken out against the president, calling him a “jerkoff in chief” and a “f—ing idiot.” Trump has also hit back at the performer, blasting him as a “very Low IQ individual” in a 2018 tweet.

“This nation has been toyed with, played with, conned to be where we are today,” the Academy Award winner said in his latest remarks to “Extra.”

“When are people going to wake up and see what the fraud is right in front of our very eyes?”

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