Now De Niro's comments have softened knowing that Trump will be our 45th US president and Hillary Clinton will be let out to pasture over yonder hill.
"I would only say that we're all hoping, waiting and hoping, that he will lead the country in a way that'll benefit everyone and benefit our neighbors around the world," the actor told ITK. "We're waiting and hoping, and we'll see," he added sagely.
Everyone in the Trump and De Niro camps were hoping the two would come to blows but it looks like it's going to be peaceful as the "Raging Bull" actor fully lived up to the latter part of the title, calling the October video rant "more symbolic."
Yes, as symbolic as a James Joyce novel.
Like the many liberals who lied when they promised to move out of the country if Trump got elected, De Niro has joined their shameful company.
I'd like to see Trump punch him in the face, or at least have one of his Secret Service agents do it for him now that he's won.