Trump, De Niro, & Seinfeld: Everyone Shut Up!

Linda Sharps

Along with rampant Botox addiction, eating disorders, and drug abuse, Hollywood is often known for its political liberalism, so it's no big surprise that Donald Trump isn't exactly the A-lister golden child at the moment. I doubt we'll be seeing many big-name Hollywood fundraisers for Trump's rumored presidential bid ... but then again, I could be wrong. After all, Joey Lawrence is on board.


Not that Trump gives a rat's ass about wooing the acting crowd. While he's been patting himself on the back for gifting our nation with Obama's birth certificate, he's also been busy tangling with Robert De Niro and Jerry Seinfeld, of all people.

De Niro took the first shot by slamming Trump in an NBC News interview over the weekend:

I won't mention names, but certain people in the news the last couple weeks, just, what are they doing? It's crazy. They're making statements about people that they don't even back up. Go get the facts before you start saying things about people. [...] It's like a big hustle; it's like being a car salesman. Don't go out there and say things unless you can back them up. How dare you? That's awful to do. To just go out and speak and say these terrible things? Unless you just wanna get over and get the job. It's crazy.

Trump fired back with,

I like [De Niro's] acting, but in terms of when I watch him doing interviews and various other things, we're not dealing with Albert Einstein.

As for Jerry Seinfeld, the comedian recently canceled a performance at a charity event organized by Trump's son, citing Trump's birther claims against President Obama as the reason. In retaliation, Trump wrote him a letter that said, in part,

What I do feel badly about is that I agreed to do, and did, your failed show, "The Marriage Ref," even though I thought it was absolutely terrible. Despite its poor ratings, I didn't cancel on you like you canceled on my son and St. Jude. I only wish I did.

Seinfeld's response?

Let me say this about Donald Trump. I love Donald Trump, all comedians love Donald Trump. If God gave comedians the power to invent people, the first person we would invent is Donald Trump.

Well, let me be the first to say that all of these conversations are incredibly fascinating and really reveal the thoughtful intelligence behind the speakers' opinions and—OH MY GOD ALL YOU GUYS NEED TO CRAM A SOCK IN IT.

Please tell me Trump's novelty will wear off soon and we won't continue to suffer his antics and the equally annoying celebrity attempts to attack him. In the end, everyone just sounds stupid.

Image via Flickr/Cain and Todd Benson

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