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Donald Trump Hits Back at Robert De Niro: 'Not the Brightest Bulb on the Planet' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 25th 2011 2:00PM
Over the weekend Robert De Niro had some harsh words for Donald Trump, comparing him to a used-car salesman for his constant questioning of Barack Obama's birthplace.

Of course, Trump jumped at the opportunity to respond to De Niro's criticism when it was brought up during a phone interview he did Monday on 'Fox & Friends' (weekdays, 6 AM ET on Fox News)

"Well, he's not the brightest bulb in the planet," Trump said of De Niro. "I have been watching him over the years and I like his acting but in terms of when I watch him doing interviews and various other things, we are not dealing with Albert Einstein."

Trump may be making a habit of feuding mega-stars like De Niro and Jerry Seinfeld, but he's been oddly careful not to argue with any C-list celebs. Maybe he needs to stay in their good graces to cast the next season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice'?


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Brent

"Well, he's not the brightest bulb in the planet."

And Donald Trump is? Even if DeNiro isn't particularly bright, I think that he's right about his assessment of Trump in general (without going into the whole "birther" position, which even Bill O'Reilly rejects). Comparing Trump to a used car salesman is, if anything, an insult to used car salesmen.

April 26 2011 at 7:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
shadowracer

ROFL people are all up in arms because the words birth and certificate aren't in that order. Idiots.
Trump is like that guy from heidi and spence, spence...if he had some cash.

April 26 2011 at 2:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
knybee

Man, the ignorance in these responses is amazing. You know as citizens of this country we have what is called a birthright. One of those birthrights is that any one of us who meets the three requirements can become president. But now the media will tell us who is eligible. And the ignorant say, "Duh okay". Hows' that workin for you people? I guess that it's just a coincidence that when we throw away that birthright as if it's not valuable, we end up being represented by the lawyers and the rich as our dedicated "servants". And these rich "servents" from both parties are there to take care of the poor. To quote Mr. Hand, "Are you people on drugs"? This charlatan of a president hasn't proven anything but that he and his minions can fool enough people to be elected. Obama hasn't shown his birth certificate at all at any time for whatever reason, and yet one arrogant coward says here in these comments the lie that he has shown it repeatedly. Get your facts straight or live as they want you to live, in ignorance! Those who discard their birthright don't deserve to have it. Ironically maybe the illegals coming across the border deserve the birthrights foolishly discarded by those who don't value them. Sounds like a plan.

April 26 2011 at 12:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SuZannE

I think Mr. Trump should see his doctor.

April 26 2011 at 12:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jade4953

Trump is an very sick person. He actually believes he's at the top of his game. How about his five bankruptcies and his sellinghis name? It is sad that America has this dolt in the spotlight.

April 25 2011 at 11:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BC

So, Trump, where's your MENSA card? Not to mention your real birth certificate.

April 25 2011 at 9:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mr SAM TREESH

WHY is obamba allowed to get away with not provinge he is and american ?? why has no one checked it out to find out where he came from ?? just showing a conformation of brith is just saying he was born alive,,.. just give me enough money to eat with and my hotel and travel money and i will find out where he came from ,, some body was there when he was born and where he lived as he grew up , what is so hard about that ?? i think it would be so nice to prove obamba was not a usa citizen ,, and to see him arested and taken out of the white house this would be just to good for the world,,, if trump runs i will vote for him... i wonder if obamba is going to let gas prices go up like a few years back and we have another like what we have now and just starting to get out of?? i bet he keeps trying to ruin the usa,, what a fool he is ,, just an opinon

April 25 2011 at 8:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to mr SAM TREESH's comment
Lydia

God, you are a freaking FOOL.What a damned twit. How many freaking times do they need to show you his damned birth certificate? You idiots see what you WANT to see, that's what it is. How utterly STUPID you nonbelievers are. As for Trump, that's like the pot calling the kettle the deepest black. The man is a damned buffoon. He's about as ignorant as a freaking monkey.In fact, that's even insulting the monkey.

April 25 2011 at 9:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jhermbch

Trump is not the first to state this. Remember everyone, Diniro is an actor! That's it! Great actor! A bit of a dimwit!

April 25 2011 at 6:49 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
lssone25

Trump, unfortunately, is arrogant! Speaking about ... " not the brightest bulb on the block" ... well, Donald why not focus on the important issues and, yes, please back up your comments with FACTS!

April 25 2011 at 6:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
rrngfork

I LIKE ROBERT DENIRO - HIS ACTING THAT IS - AND I LIKE TRUMP BUT TRUMP IS JUST SO BUSY DEFENDING HIMSELF ALL THE TIME THAT HE COMES ACROSS AS AN EGOMANIAC - HE SHOULD HAVE A LITTLE MORE CLASS AND JUST CHILL AND QUIT TRYING TO CONVINCE EVERYONE THAT "I'M THE GREATEST". HE IS A VERY, VERY SMART BUSINESS MAN WHO HAS BEEN UP AND DOWN AND UP THE ECONOMIC LADDER AND HE IS MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN MOST OF US. I LIKE THE WAY HE CARRIES A BIG STICK AND I THINK HE COULD POSSIBLY BE GOOD FOR THE USA. HEY TRUMP - JUST STICK TO THE FACTS AND LEAVE THE SKEPTICS ALONE - JUST SAY - "HMMM - THAT'S WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT AMERICA, EVERY TOM, DICK AND HARRY ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE THEIR OPINION".
I THINK TRUMP OR ANY OTHER AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO VOTES HAS THE RIGHT TO DEMAND THAT A PRESIDENT PROVE HE IS AN AMERICAN-BORN CITIZEN. IT'S THE LAW FOLKS - IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT OUR LAWS THEN OH WELL - I FIND THAT SAD.

April 25 2011 at 3:52 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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