HOLLYWOOD actor Robert De Niro has released a video slamming Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and urging Americans who care about their future to "vote for it."

The video, released via Anonymous Content,  features the 73 year-old actor passionately hurling insults at Trump in a performance reminiscent of his role as a deranged psychopath in Taxi Driver. 

"He's a punk, he's a dog, he's a pig, he's a con, a bullsh#* artist, a mut who doesn't know what he's talking about, doesn't do his homework, doesn't care, thinks he's gaming society, doesn't pay his taxes, he's an idiot," De Niro said. 

"Colin Powell said it best, he's a national disaster, he an embarrassment to this country.

"It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo has wound up where he has."

The slam follows a tough couple of days for Trump after a video showing him talking about women in shockingly degrading terms was unearthed by the Washington Post. 




In the video featured above the man who wants to be the President is heard saying "You know when you're a star they let you do anything... Grab 'em by the p#@sy," as he talked to reporter Billy Bush who in 2005 when the comments were made worked for Hollywood Access - an entertainment news outlet. 

The footage also featured the businessman come politician talking about how tried to sleep with a married woman and "took her furniture shopping," as he "moved on her very heavily."

Following the video's release Trump faced widespread calls to pull out of the presidential race - some coming from within his own party, 

Even his own wife issued a statement condemning his comments.

"The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me," Melania Trump said.

"This does not represent the man that I know. He has the heart and mind of a leader. I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world."

And Trump's running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence also released a statement describing the comments as indefensible and saying he would "pray for his family."

"As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the 11-year-old video released yesterday," he said.  

"I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.

"I am grateful that he has expressed remorse and apologized to the American people.

"We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night."

However in typical Trump style the 70-year-old vowed to continue his run at the White House and took to Twitter to release a video saying he never claimed to be a perfect person. 

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