Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Robert De Niro Says 'Fk Trump' at Tony Awards, Earning Massive Ovation

Robert De Niro Says 'Fk Trump' at Tony Awards, Earning Massive Ovation

Fortunately, audience members inside the house clarified over Twitter, reporting that De Niro said, "I'm going to say this - F- TRUMP". "I just want to say one thing - F*** Trump". "It's no longer down with Trump, it's f-- Trump!"

His task was to introduce musician Bruce Springsteen during the Tony Awards.

De Niro and Springsteen visited the White House in 2009 as both were recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors that year.

If you were watching Sunday night's Tony Awards on CBS, you might not have heard what Robert De Niro said to receive a standing ovation from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall.

De Niro's unexpected action received a roaring applause from the audience at the awards, with many celebrities standing up from their seats.

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Celebrities also responded to the speech, with "Angels in America" playwright Tony Kushner saying in the press room: "He's Robert De Niro".

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"Boy, do we need that now".

Other viewers were not impressed by De Niro's blatant outburst, calling De Niro a hate-filled, bitter "snowflake", and boycotting his movies. "Good for him. I mean, it's Robert De Niro".

Twitter blew up nearly immediately after De Niro's comments, with a variety of reactions across the social media site. "Who's gonna argue with him?"

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