Robert De Niro said "f*** Trump" at the Tony Awards, and obviously got a standing ovation
It's fair to say that the Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is not a big fan of the current presidential administration, and has never been one to mince his own words when it comes to his opinion of Donald Trump. In fact, more than a few of his fans have been left quite stunned by the typically polite and soft-spoken actor's vocal condemnation of him. For instance, at a recent fundraising dinner, De Niro stated that "[Trump’s] still an idiot. And he lacks any sense of humanity or compassion." Ouch.
However, De Niro has now decided to take his criticism of Trump to the next level, and has expressed his negative opinion of the Republican leader in the most public manner possible. This weekend, De Niro took to the stage while presenting Bruce Springsteen at the 2018 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and proceeded to brutally lambaste the president.
He stated, "Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else and even more importantly 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." De Niro then grabbed the mic and shouted:
"F*ck Trump. It's no longer 'down with Trump', it's f*ck Trump."
This is just the latest incident in De Niro's lengthy campaign against Trump's presidency. In August 2016, De Niro went so far as to release in which he stated that he dearly desired to punch Trump in the face, calling him "an idiot, a national disaster, an embarrassment to this country."
In a recent interview with the Mail Online, De Niro even went so far as to ban the president from eating at any of his Nobu restaurants. De Niro stated: "I don't care what he likes. If he walked into a restaurant I was in - I'd walk out,' before adding that he would "never let Trump into any Nobu restaurant."
Meanwhile, Nobu co-founder Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, quipped that he’d like to serve both De Niro and Trump simultaneously, stating: "It's my dream for Trump to sit next to Bob. To make them sushi!"
Trump has already been recorded as having eaten at Nobu venues in the past, and Trump's PR agent later commented that Trump had not, in point of fact, been officially excluded, stating: "Bob has not banned anyone from dining at Nobu ... I know what they wrote. No one is banned."
The 72nd Tony awards were pretty eventful this year. Hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, The Band's Visit managed to win a jaw-dropping 10 awards, including Best Musical overall, while Harry Potter and the Cursed Child managed to win six awards, including the award for Best Play. Finally, Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk won best actor and actress in a musical performance respectively, while Andrew Garfield and Glenda Jackson won the awards for best actors in a play.