Actor Robert De Niro ramped up his recent attacks on U.S. President Donald Trump by apologizing to Canadians on Monday for the American leader's conduct and commentary following the G7 summit in Quebec.
De Niro's latest salvo lacked the profanity that accompanied his first rant against the president, which was delivered to enthusiastic cheers at Sunday's Tony Awards in New York City, but it was just as scathing.
"I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behaviour of my president, " De Niro said in Toronto while attending a ground-breaking ceremony for a new luxury restaurant and hotel complex.
"It's a disgrace. And I apologize to (Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau, too."
Hours after agreeing to a joint communique with his G7 allies on Saturday, Trump tweeted that he had told his officials to abandon American support for the document and blamed Trudeau for the move.