This Place Just Offered Robert De Niro Asylum Over Trump Win

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Robert De Niro has said he might leave this country after Donald Trump won the presidency, and now a mayor in Italy is offering to help him make that happen.

On Sunday, the mayor of Ferrazzano, in the Italian region of Molise, said if the 73-year-old actor is serious is about wanting to leave the United States of America, he will give him asylum — stating that they were “ready to welcome him with open arms,” according to the Independent.  (RELATED: De Niro Bummed That He Can’t Punch Trump Now [VIDEO])

Actor Robert De Niro, recipient of the Hollywood Comedy Award' for 'The Comedian', speaks onstage during the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards on November 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

“If, after the disappointment of Trump’s election, he wants to take refuge here, we would be honoured to welcome him,” Ferrazzano Mayor Antonio Cerio responded.

“To welcome someone like De Niro would be an amazing promotion for us on the international stage,” a local resident said. “This is the right place in which to forget the electoral defeat (of Hillary Clinton) and avoid having to beat up Trump.”

De Niro’s grandparents are reportedly from the area of southern Italy that has offered the actor refuge, according to another report. (RELATED: Robert De Niro On Donald Trump: ‘I’d Like To Punch Him In The Face’)

De Niro appeared on the show and talked about how upset he was about the election results and said that since Trump won he wouldn’t be able to punch him as he had previously mentioned wanting to do in a video that came out before the election.

“I can’t do that now — he’s the president,” De Niro said. “And I have to respect that position, though we all know what he … anyway. We have to see what he’s gonna do, and how he’s really gonna follow through on certain things.”

On the video De Niro slams Trump over and over again.

“He’s an idiot,” he said. “He’s 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. He talks how he wants to punch people in the face? Well, I’d like to punch him in the face. This is somebody that we want for president? I don’t think so. What I care about is the direction of this country, and what I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump.”

Katie Jerkovich

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