Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro had said he would like to punch Donald Trump in the face Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Most of Hollywood is reeling from the US election results as they imagine the next four years with Donald Trump as their president and commander in chief. For Robert De Niro, the shock of the win was comparable to that of one of America's worst events – the attack on the Twin Towers.

"I feel like I did after 9/11," The Godfather actor told The Hollywood Reporter. "And we'll just see what happens. There will be many, many, many, many, many people watching."

He reiterated the same during a video interview featured on The Guardian website. "Well, he's elected president now and I think half of the country is horrified, and many parts of the world are – we're going to see how he does," he said.

De Niro had previously featured in a video urging people to vote during the elections and used the platform to slam Trump, calling him "blatantly stupid".

"He's a punk, he's a dog, he's a pig [...] a mutt who [...] doesn't do his homework, doesn't care. He's an idiot. Colin Powell said it best: He's a national disaster. He's an embarrassment to this country," the Comedian actor ranted.

"It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has. He talks how he wants to punch people in the face? Well, I'd like to punch him in the face."

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