Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

"F**k Trump!": Watch Robert DeNiro’s stinging attack at the Tony Awards

Robert De Niro has apologised to Canadians for the "idiotic behaviour of my president" a day after the actor launched an expletive at Donald Trump at the Tony awards.

"It's no longer 'down with Trump, ' it's 'f**k Trump, '" De Niro said. Trump disavowed a joint G7 statement and called Trudeau "dishonest" on Twitter shortly after leaving the meeting, adding that the USA will look at automobile tariffs on Canada.

His economic adviser then went on CNN to say that Trudeau had "stabbed Trump in the back" with his comments on tariffs.

The "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull" actor was in Canada for a groundbreaking for a new complex that will feature a Nobu restaurant, hotel and condos, according to the CBC. While CBS was quick to catch the swear for USA audiences, the word wasn't censored during the Australian broadcast.

In an interview with CBC Toronto after Monday's event, De Niro said he is angry and frustrated with Trump's behavior, adding that he has "no choice but to speak out".

De Niro, a staunch Trump opponent, dropped a couple of F-bombs heard clearly by the Radio City Music crowd Sunday night.

Heffernan, who has also been a regular presence in the New York Times, Slate and Wired over the years, has always been critical of Trump in her writing.

His statement drew a standing ovation from actors, directors and producers in attendance.

"De Niro represents exactly what's going on in this country", he said. "Boy, do we need that now". "I'd like to punch him in the face!" "Who's gonna argue with him?"

Playwright Tony Kushner also shared De Niro's dismay of Trump saying it was a "the Hitler mistake" that put a "borderline psychotic narcissist in the White House".

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