• Italian town offers De Niro asylum after Trump victory

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    ROME: A town in southern Italy, where Robert De Niro’s great-grandparents came from, has offered the US film star asylum after he made a tongue-in-cheek remark that he’d return there if Donald Trump was elected president. “If after the disappointment of Trump, he wants to take refuge here, we are ready to welcome him,” said Antonio Cerio, the mayor of Ferrazzano, the little town from where his great-grandparents emigrated in 1890. De Niro said the Italian side of his family was originally from Ferrazzano and that he is an Italian citizen. “I’m going to probably have to move there,” after Trump’s election victory he added, with a smile. De Niro hasn’t minced his words in his criticism of Trump, describing him as “a punk”, “a pig” and “an idiot.”

    AFP

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