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Actor Robert De Niro took a shot at President Trump’s children on Monday during an appearance on “The View,” saying he would disown his own kids if they behaved the way the president’s adult children act.

De Niro, who called Trump a “low life” during the interview, was asked by co-host Joy Behar about past comments he’s made regarding Trump’s kids behaving like gangsters.

“I don’t want my kids to take this the wrong way, but if my kids did what these kids did, I wouldn’t want to be related to them,” De Niro said. “I would disown them.”

De Niro said he would have a “serious talk” with his children, adding that it’s impossible for him to be in that position because his own family wouldn’t dare to misbehave.

De Niro never explained what President Trump’s children have done to offend him, or which of Trump’s children he was specifically referring to. None of the panelists asked a follow-up question related to Trump’s children and the conversation eventually pivoted to co-host Abby Huntsman declaring that “Meet the Parents” is her favorite De Niro film.

The far-left De Niro has been an outspoken critic of Trump and recently called him a “buffoon” who is going to “ruin this country.”

De Niro is rarely shy about calling out Trump during public appearances and interviews. In June 2018, he actually got the president’s attention. Trump dressed the “Raging Bull” actor down in a pair of tweets, calling him a “low IQ individual.”

“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies,” the tweets read. “I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk.’ I guess he doesn’t realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!”

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

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Source: Fox News: Robert De Niro attacks President Trump’s kids: ‘I would disown them’

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage environmental activist, is TIME Magazine’s 2019 “Person of the Year,” the publication announced on Wednesday.

The 16-year-old Thunberg has gained worldwide exposure for raising awareness of climate change and is now the youngest individual to ever be named TIME’s “Person of the Year.”

She became a sensation last summer by sailing across the Atlantic from England to New York and speaking at the United Nations. Since then, Thunberg has traveled around the world advocating for climate change awareness and action.

Thunberg and President Trump, who was named “Person of the Year” in 2016, were among the finalists along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Women’s World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe and the anonymous whistleblower who helped ignite the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

“Thunberg began a global movement by skipping school: starting in August 2018, she spent her days camped out in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign painted in black letters on a white background that read Skolstrejk för klimatet: ‘School Strike for Climate,’” TIME wrote. “In the 16 months since, she has addressed heads of state at the U.N., met with the Pope, sparred with the President of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike on September 20, 2019, in what was the largest climate demonstration in human history.”

TIME noted that “Thunberg is not a leader of any political party or advocacy group” and “has no access to traditional levers of influence,” adding that she is “an ordinary teenage girl who, in summoning the courage to speak truth to power, became the icon of a generation.”

She famously scolded world leaders during a speech at the United Nations, saying the world was in the beginning of a “mass extinction” but leaders were simply focused on money.

“How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, and yet, I am one of the lucky ones,” she said.

TIME continued its praise: “Her image has been celebrated in murals and Halloween costumes, and her name has been attached to everything from bike shares to beetles. Margaret Atwood compared her to Joan of Arc.”

Along with fame, Thunberg’s activism has also brought criticism. In September, Trump sarcastically praised the teen for her activism, sharing a clip of her speech. “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!” the president tweeted.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday Thunberg a “brat” after she tweeted about indigenous people who had been murdered while trying to protect the Amazon from deforestation.

“Greta said that the Indians died because they were defending the Amazon,” Bolsonaro told reporters. “It’s impressive that the press is giving space to a brat like that.”

Last month, she dismissed the idea of meeting with President Trump during an appearence on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

“”I don’t see what I could tell him that he hasn’t already heard, and I just think it would be a waste of time, really,” Thunberg said.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who received worldwide attention for pushing gun control following the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch that killed 51 people, was also a finalist along with Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Hong Kong protesters who have resisted China’s proposed amendments to strengthen extradition powers over Hong Kong citizens.

TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal penned a column explaining the choice.

“Thunberg has become the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet—and the avatar of a broader generational shift in our culture that is playing out everywhere from the campuses of Hong Kong to the halls of Congress in Washington,” Felsenthal wrote. “For sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have, for bringing to a fragmented world a voice that transcends backgrounds and borders, for showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads, Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 ‘Person of the Year.’”

Many high-profile users took to Twitter with thoughts on the decision:

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

Author: Brian Flood

Source: Fox News: Greta Thunberg named TIME’s 2019 ‘Person of the Year’

President Trump ripped CNN’s Chris Cuomo as an “out-of-control animal” on Tuesday in response to a viral video in which the “Cuomo Prime Time” host threatened a man who apparently had called him “Fredo.”

A video of the confrontation, which originally surfaced on the YouTube channel “That’s The Point with Brandon” and was circulated by Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra, begins with the man telling Cuomo, “I thought that was who you were.” The CNN host clearly didn’t appreciate the comment and the clip quickly became a trending topic on social media.

Fredo is a reference to Fredo Corleone, the weak and facile brother in the movie “The Godfather,” who was played by John Cazale.

The CNN host is the younger brother of Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York. The confrontation took place Sunday at a bar on New York’s Shelter Island.

“I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts,” Trump tweeted. “Totally lost it! Low ratings @CNN.”

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

“No, punk-ass b—-es from the right call me ‘Fredo.’ My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN,” Cuomo responded. “‘Fredo’ was from ‘The Godfather.’ He was a weak brother and they use that as an Italian slur — are any of you Italian?… It’s a f—ing insult to your people. It’s an insult to your f–kin’ people. It’s like the N-word for us. Is that a cool f—ing thing?”

After the man sarcastically told him, “You’re a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television,” Cuomo reacted, “If you want to play, we’ll f—ing play.”

“If you’ve got something to say about what I do on television, then say it, but you don’t have to call me a f—in’ insult,” Cuomo continued.

“Hey man, listen, I don’t want any problems,” the man, who appears to be holding the camera from below, told Cuomo.

“Well, you’re gonna have a big f—in’ problem,” Cuomo shot back.

While the president mocked Cuomo over the confrontation, others have defended him. Fox News’ Sean Hannity tweeted that Cuomo has “zero to apologize for.”

“I say good for @ChrisCuomo,” Hannity wrote. “He’s out with his 9-year-old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jack-ss in front of his family.”

In a statement to Fox News, CNN said it fully supported its primetime anchor.

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him,” a CNN spokesperson told Fox News.

The president later sent another tweet directed at Cuomo, who recently hosted a CNN town hall on gun control.

“Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control,” Trump tweeted. “He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!”

Trump reiterated his thoughts when speaking to reporters later in the day outside Marine One.

“I think what Chris Cuomo did was horrible. His language was horrible, he looked like a total out-of-control animal.”

— President Trump

“I think what Chris Cuomo did was horrible. His language was horrible, he looked like a total out-of-control animal. He lost it, and frankly, I don’t think anybody should defend him because he spews lies every night. I don’t know why anybody would defend him,” Trump said. “Chris Cuomo is out of control. I watched it, I thought it was terrible… you’ve never seen me do that.”

Trump then said that the CNN host was “so out of control” that it’s a good thing he wasn’t holding a weapon.

Cuomo acknowledged that he received some support but said he shouldn’t “add to the ugliness” that he opposes.

“Appreciate all the support but – truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me. This happens all the time these days. Often in front of my family. But there is a lesson: no need to add to the ugliness; I should be better than what I oppose,” Cuomo tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Over the years, many people – including CNN personalities – have used the term “Fredo” to mock the president’s sons. Donald Trump Jr. took notice of the viral video and offered his thoughts on the situation.

“Hey @ChrisCuomo, take it from me, “Fredo” isn’t the N word for Italians, it just means you’re the dumb brother,” he wrote.

As of Tuesday morning, the viral video had over 3.4 million views – more than three times the audience that Cuomo typically draws. During the month of July, “Cuomo Prime Time” averaged 954,000 nightly viewers.

Cuomo announced Monday afternoon, hours before the video went viral, that “Cuomo Prime Time” was on hiatus this week and would be back on-air Aug. 19.

Ironically, the New York Post unearthed an old video in which Cuomo playfully referred to himself as “Fredo” during a 2010 radio interview.

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

Author: Brian Flood

Source: Fox News: Trump mocks CNN’s Chris Cuomo over viral video: ‘I thought Chris was Fredo also’

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