Robert De Niro says Michael Bloomberg 'might be the one' for president

Robert De Niro says life for Americans under the Trump administration is like "living in an abusive household." 

The actor stressed that Donald Trump's presidency is a "really, really serious situation," on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

"It's like living in an abusive household. You feel you don't know what's going to happen next, what crazy thing is going to happen next, what's going to make you say what the hell's going on?" he told Colbert.

He continued to tear into Trump, calling him a "fake president."

"He calls everything fake because he knows he's fake. So he's projecting."

When asked about the 2020 election and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg entering the Democratic race, De Niro said he thinks "Bloomberg might be the one."

"He's an adult. He's a grownup," De Niro said of Bloomberg. "He's run the city for 12 years. I know there are things he did — you mentioned them on the show. But he's done good things. And he tries to do the right thing."

The actor also said he's a fan of South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg. 

"I love Buttigieg. I like so many people. But it's a matter of he's still young, he has time. But we need to get past this horrible situation."

The 76-year-old has been a frequent critic of the president. Last month, in an interview with GQ Magazine, he called Trump a "buffoon."