The wave of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and news organizations that have been critical of President Trump - who has also been reliably critical of the media in response - continues.
Over the years, De Niro has expressed his support of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and his utter distaste for Donald Trump. During the Tony Awards, De Niro, who was introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen, said, "First, I wanna say, 'f**k Trump.' It's no longer 'Down with Trump, ' it's 'f**k Trump'".
The NYPD bomb disposal squad removed the package, WCBS added, and it was transported to the Bronx for inspection.
Police are investigating reports of a suspicious package at a Tribeca building Thursday morning, a day after potential explosive devices were addressed to top Democrats and CNN's New York City headquarters. The package appeared similar and shared characteristics to packages addressed to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Democratic donor George Soros, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former CIA Director John Brennan, care of CNN and others.
"When I spoke to somebody last night, they said, 'Look, we will wake up and see, and there could be more because the mail comes in the morning, so we could see more today'". "It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description". Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!'
The CNN bureau in NY received a package addressed to Mr Brennan, who has appeared as a CNN analyst, leading police to evacuate the Time Warner building in Manhattan near Central Park.
The De Niro and Biden packages bring the number of suspicious packages sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump this week to at least nine.
Trump was briefed on the latest suspicious packages found on Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
The Associated Press also reports that a package addressed to Joe Biden, similar to those containing bombs, was intercepted in a DE mail facility. The packages had a bubble wrap interior and were mailed in manila envelopes, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories", he said.
The Taxi Driver star opened his speech by calling Trump "blantantly stupid", before going on to label the billionaire president a "punk", "dog", "bullsh*t artist", "fool", "mutt", "bozo", "pig", "con", "idiot" and "national disaster". Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was listed as the return address. The official said the devices were made from plastic pipe and covered with black tape.
"I want to make it clear that the people of New York City will not be intimidated".