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While in Toronto for the groundbreaking of a Nobu hotel, the actor apologized to Canadians for the “idiotic behavior of my president,” reports the AP. His remarks come just days after Trump belittled Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “weak” and “dishonest” while pulling the US out of a joint communique issued by other members of the G-7.
“A note of apology for the idiotic behavior of my president,” said De Niro, as quoted by the Toronto Star. “It’s a disgrace and I apologize to Justin Trudeau and the other people at G-7. It’s disgusting.”
The newspaper notes that Toronto Mayor John Tory attended the groundbreaking and made reference to the headlines from Sunday night.
“With regards to the news today, sir, I have only two words for you: Thank you…”
…the mayor said to De Niro.
But one sentiment making the rounds is that De Niro did nothing but solidify Trump’s support with his base. “The Trump 2020 campaign thanks you,” is how one Twitter user put it in a tweet spotted at Twitchy.