Trump election: De Niro offered Italy welcome

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    Robert De Niro has been offered sanctuary in a charming Italian town

    The Italian town where Robert De Niro’s great-grandparents lived has offered the actor refuge, after he said he would move there if Donald Trump won the presidency.

    “We are ready to welcome him with open arms,” Antonio Cerio, the mayor of Ferrazzano, told local media.

    Mr De Niro has used offensive language to describe Mr Trump, saying he would like “to punch him in the face”.

    The actor’s ancestors emigrated from Ferrazzano in 1890.

    Nowadays the little town is home to 3,000 residents, and appears ready to welcome one more.

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    The actor branded Donald Trump ‘a punk’ and said he wants to punch him

    “If after the disappointment of Trump, he wants to take refuge here, we are ready to welcome him,” said Mr Cerio.

    “Naturally it would be an honour and give us great pleasure.”

    The local emigration association has suggested making the Oscar-winner president of Molise – the region where Ferrazzano lies – if only for a day.

    The association noted that De Niro “is tied to his Molise origins and even speaks a good…



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