Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

It's no longer down with Trump; it's f

She noted that De Niro's remarks came on the heels of comedian Samantha Bee calling first daughter Ivanka Trump a "feckless c--."

Robert De Niro stole the show for the audience at the Tony Awards in NY on Sunday night, when he used his time onstage to once again register his disapproval of US President Donald Trump in the bluntest way possible.

With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Donald Trump.

"I'm going to say one thing - fuck Trump!" "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's 'f**k Trump!'" he added.

And he said of the actor, "it's Robert De Niro". "And even more important in these perilous times, you rock the vote, always fighting for, in your own words, Truth, transparency, and integrity in government".

"Boy, do we need that now". "The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast". Before doing that, De Niro made a decision to open with a message for President Donald Trump, who will soon meet with Kim Jon Ung.

Those in the audience and the journalists covering the awards show, however, did hear the comments, and they quickly started circulating on Twitter.

De Niro is one of the most respected actors in the United States with two Oscar wins for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather: Part II".

The Tony Awards show was seen by some six million Americans past year.

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