Robert De Niro compares Trump with ‘Taxi Driver’ character
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Robert De Niro says Donald Trump is like the main character of the legendary 1976 movie “Taxi Driver,” the mentally disturbed Travis Bickle.
During a question-and answer session Saturday at the Sarajevo Film Festival, De Niro said, like Bickle, the U.S. Republican presidential candidate is where he shouldn’t be.
“God help us,” he added.
De Niro says the media, which he claims has given Trump too much attention, are now starting to say “come on Donald, this is ridiculous, this is nuts, this is insane.”
At the end of “Taxi Driver,” Bickle goes back being a cab driver, De Niro noted.
De Niro opened the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival on Friday, presented Martin Scorsese’s restored “Taxi Driver” and received the festival’s first lifetime achievement award.