Robert De Niro Refuses To Take Photo With Arnold Schwarzenegger

"If you’re supporting Trump, I want nothing to do with you."

Robert De Niro Arnold Schwarzenegger
Political rivals Robert De Niro and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Image Universal Pictures

Robert De Niro and Arnold Schwarzenegger might be movie legends, but when it comes to politics the two couldn’t be further apart.

The pair were both on the guest list for the recent Friends of the Israel Defence Forces Western Regional Gala, however De Niro seemingly turned into Travis Bickle on the night and attacked Arnie for his Republican leanings.

The Terminator star had previously tweeted out his intention not to vote for Donald Trump, despite serving as the Republican Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.

“For the first time since I became a citizen in 1983, I will not vote for the Republican candidate for President,” he tweeted in October.

Still, De Niro refused to get snapped next to Schwarzenegger at the gala event, saying: “If you’re supporting Trump, I want nothing to do with you.”

As quoted by Variety, De Niro kept asking his fellow screen icon “are you voting for Trump?” before refusing to listening to Arnie’s explanation and heading to the other side of the room.

“If you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem,” De Niro said.

Though the Taxi Driver star might seem a fairly passive in his press interviews, the prospect of Donald Trump stepping into the White House is really grinding his gears.

Last month he posted a furious video online criticising Trump.

“He’s blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, he’s a dog… I want to punch him in the face,” De Niro said in his scathing attack.

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