Whilst we are still waiting for Wole Soyinka to tear his green card and Samuel L. Jackson to move to South Africa— Robert De Niro has landed himself an asylum in an Italian town following what he said about leaving America should Trump win.
A southern Italian town, Ferrazzano with a population of about 3,000 where Robert’s great grandparents came from has offered the 73 year old award winning actor a home.
“If after the disappointment of Trump, he wants to take refuge here, we are ready to welcome him,’ said Antonio Cerio, the mayor of Ferrazzano.”
Robert said on the Jimmy Kimmel talk-show on the US ABC channel Wednesday, that the Italian side of his family was originally from Ferrazzano and that he is an Italian citizen.
De Niro hasn’t minced his words in his criticism of Trump, describing him as ‘a punk’, ‘a pig’ and ‘an idiot’.
‘I’d like to punch him in he face,’ he said before the election.
The Oscar-winning New Yorker said on ABC; ‘I can’t (punch Trump) now, he’s the president. And I have to respect that position.’
‘Maybe he (President Barack Obama) will when he sees him,’ he added.