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

The best moments from the 2018 Tony Awards

The best moments from the 2018 Tony Awards

"De Niro represents exactly what's going on in this country", he said.

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle says liberal celebrities like Bill Maher and Robert De Niro might be helping President Trump, even if there are a lot of people who agree with their latest condemnations of the president.

"Its disgusting. It's great to be here in Toronto", De Niro said to applause at the groundbreaking of Nobu Restaurant, Hotel and Residences on Mercer St.

The actor also apologized to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Group of Seven on behalf of Americans for Trump's about-face after the G7 summit concluded in Charlevoix, Que.

While it was hoped that the trip could be used to help defuse tensions over a brewing trade war between the two countries, Trump began firing off tweets lashing out at Trudeau nearly as soon as he left.

In two tweets that announced the end of USA support for the joint G-7 statement, Trump claimed Trudeau made "false statements" during a prior news conference and went on to lambaste the Canadian leader.

"Robert De Niro just yelled "F*** Trump" on national television before introducing Bruce Springsteen, and I am absolutely here for it", one user wrote.

Taking to the podium to address a crowd of reporters and dignitaries, De Niro addressed a recent storm of tweets by Trump calling Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest".

He did not elaborate on his comment and switched immediately to a prepared introduction of Springsteen.

"A lot of Canadians would be more than a bit upset at the kind of attitude portrayed towards Canada", he said, referring to what Trump and his advisers have said. He applauded De Niro.

"Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else", De Niro continued.

His comments were bleeped from the broadcast by CBS, which issued a statement saying: 'Mr.

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