Robert De Niro didn’t waste time in attacking President Donald Trump while presenting at the 2018 Tony Awards.
The actor while introducing a musical performance by Bruce Springsteen, began with a message for the president of the United States.
“I’m going to say this, f— Trump,” De Niro said, adding, “It’s no longer just down with Trump, it’s f— Trump.”
"First, I wanna say, 'f**k Trump.' It's no longer 'Down with Trump,' it's 'f**k Trump'": Robert De Niro unleashes on President Trump with a profane outburst at the Tony Awards https://t.co/QAKNUEq7aY pic.twitter.com/YgHnGgBhfk
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The actor’s remarks earned a standing ovation from most of the audience, and were bleeped out for those watching from home.
Just three days ago, De Niro reportedly slammed the president while speaking at the ceremony for the Jimmy and Rosemary Breslin “American Writer Award” at the Tweed Courthouse in Lower Manhattan, telling a group of high school students that Trump is a purveyor of ” bulls—.”
In addition to repeatedly criticizing Trump in public, the actor and co-owner of the Nobu restaurant empire told the Daily Mail that he’s banned Trump from all of his Nobu restaurants, with locations all over the world and here in the U.S., including one in Washington, D.C.
In March, the actor called Trump an “idiot” who “lacks any sense of humanity or compassion.”
He also made his political opinions known in January while presenting Meryl Streep with the award for best actress at the National Board of Review awards gala.
“It was fascinating to watch The Post. That story took place nearly 50 years ago, but there are many parallels today,” he said of the Streep-starring political drama. “At the time of the story, Donald Trump was suffering from ‘bone spurs.’ Today, the world is suffering from the real Donald Trump.”
If that wasn’t clear enough, De Niro added, “This f—ing idiot is the president. It’s the Emperor’s New Clothes —the guy is a f—ing fool.”