De Niro compares Trump to his ‘Taxi Driver’ character

Award-winning actor Robert De Niro on Saturday compared to his mentally unstable character, Travis Bickle, in the 1976 movie “Taxi Driver,” calling the Republican presidential nominee “totally nuts.”


“But I think now they are really starting to push back, the media … finally they are starting to say: Come on, Donald, this is ridiculous, this is nuts, this is insane,” De Niro said at the Sarajevo Film Festival, according to


“I don’t know. It’s crazy that people like Donald Trump — he shouldn’t even be where he is, so God help us,” De Niro said as the Sarajevo National Theater erupted in applause.


“One of the things to me was just the irony at the end. [Bickle] is back driving a cab, celebrated, which is kind of relevant in some way today, too,” De Niro said, according to




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