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

President Trump fires back at Robert De Niro after Tony Awards rant

President Trump fires back at Robert De Niro after Tony Awards rant

DeNiro "f-bombed" the president twice from the stage of Radio City Music Hall while introducing Bruce Springsteen, who earlier received a Tony for his show now running on Broadway.

De Niro prompted loud applause from the audience of theatre actors, directors and producers at Radio City Music Hall after he twice used the F-bomb against Mr Trump. "I watched him last night and truly believe he may be "punch-drunk".

Many on Twitter quickly pointed out that he confused "to" and "too" in his tweet.

Representatives for De Niro did not immediately return a request for comment.

Though Trump said Tuesday he had been working "around the clock" to prepare for his meeting with Kim, it seems he found time to watch a clip of De Niro's rant.

US President Donald Trump fired back
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While introducing a performance from Bruce Springsteen, the 74-year-old said: "First, I wanna say, "f*** Trump".

Trump called Robert De Niro "a very low IQ individual".

One Trump supporter went so far as to argue that calling De Niro "low IQ" proved that Trump was not a racist, as he had directed the same insult against a black Democratic congresswoman. While at a groundbreaking ceremony for a Canadian restaurant he was launching with celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa in Toronto Monday, June 10, the actor said: "I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behavior of my president". He then added, "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's 'f-ck Trump!'" He then pumped both fists, Jake LaMotta-style.

One of De Niro's biggest roles was in the boxing fim "Raging Bull" directed by Martin Martin Scorsese.

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