Robert De Niro Compares His Taxi Driver Character Travis Bickle to Trump

travis bickleRemember the movie Taxi Driver? And how messed up main character Travis Bickle gets? Well, Robert de Niro today compared his iconic character to Donald Trump.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, de Niro attended a screening of the iconic Martin Scorsese film last night and was discussing the movie itself when someone asked him about Bickle’s mental issues.

That’s when de Niro brought up Trump:

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

“People like Donald Trump who shouldn’t be where he is so… God help us,” De Niro said.

De Niro called Trump “totally nuts.”

A few years ago, the acclaimed actor scolded Trump for the “terrible things” he says and encouraged him to get the facts.

Trump responded by saying he’s “not the brightest bulb on the planet.”

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