X platform boss Elon Musk made short work of Robert De Niro online after the actor made absurd and unsubstantiated comparisons of former President Donald Trump to 20th-century murderous dictators Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

In response to a clip featuring De Niro’s remarks from MSNBC’s “11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle,” Musk stated that Trump’s policies “bore no resemblance” to those of dictators and declared that the actor’s recent anti-Trump rant “made no sense,” Fox News reported.

During the segment – which aired on MSNBC Thursday evening – De Niro declared that Trump “can’t be anywhere near the office of the presidency,” and called him “sick” and “narcissistic.” He added a familiar criticism of Trump: “There’s not one redeeming thing in him I can see ever. Ever.”

He also told Ruhle what he would say to voters who are going to vote for him in the 2024 presidential election even if they aren’t big fans of his: “I don’t understand it. I don’t. I don’t think they understand how dangerous it will be if he ever, God forbid, becomes president. I don’t think they really understand.”

He continued, comparing the former president to some of history’s worst figures. “And historically, from what I’ve seen, even in Nazi Germany, they had it with Hitler. They don’t take him seriously. ‘He looks like a clown. Acts like a clown.’ Mussolini. Same thing. These guys, I don’t know why, they look like clowns. But it would be chaos beyond our imagination,” De Niro claimed, contemplating the idea that Trump could win the White House again.

Musk decided to speak out once the clip of De Niro hit the platform.  He replied, “Well, Trump was actually already president for 4 years and his policies bore no resemblance to those of Hitler, so this makes no sense.” Musk noted further: “In fact, with the Abraham Accords, he made some progress towards peace in the Middle East, which was definitely not high on Hitler’s agenda.”

Fox News added:

De Niro’s anti-Trump rhetoric has been a staple of his public persona in recent years.  The actor, who played the villain in Martin Scorsese’s 2023 crime drama “Killer of The Flower Moon,” compared Trump to his character at the Cannes Film Festival last year, saying they both have a “feeling of entitlement” that drives their evil actions.

“It’s the banality of evil, and we see it now with — I’m not going to say the name because that guy is stupid,” he said, elsewhere adding, “It’s like with Trump — I had to say it,” he added. “There are people who think he could do a good job. Imagine how insane that is.”

During Trump’s four-year tenure, there was little inflation, the border was finally under control, gas and energy prices were much lower, housing costs were less than today, interest rates were below 2 percent, and there was global stability, for the most part.

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