A-list actor Robert De Niro took aim at President Trump while giving a speech on climate at the World Government Summit in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
According to the New York Post, De Niro began his remarks on environmental policy by apologizing for his home country, telling the audience that America was a “backwards” nation, and, having elected Donald Trump, was suffering from a bout of “temporary insanity.”
“I am talking about my own country, the United States of America. We don’t’ like to say we are a ‘backward’ country so let’s just say we’re suffering from a case of temporary insanity,” he said.
Apparently unaware that the UAE’s primary export is oil — it has the some of the world’s largest stores — and that the country’s infrastructure is built almost entirely on the proceeds from the climate-destroying fossil fuels De Niro clearly regards with scorn, the star then proceeded to attack the U.S.’ stance on “climate change” initiatives.
“He said that in the country he’s describing, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency suggested last week that global warming may be a good thing for humanity,” the Post reported.
De Niro closed his remarks by saying that the United Sates “will eventually cure itself by voting our dangerous leader” out of office.
It is not clear how De Niro got invited to the conference, which initially boasted speakers more obviously familiar with policymaking.