Robert De Niro attacks Trump at Tony Awards

Brenda Watkins
June 12, 2018

Bruce Springsteen, the recipient of a special Tony Award and perhaps the most famous name inside Radio City Music Hall, was introduced by his friend Billy Joel.

Robert De Niro says more business leaders need to stand up to Donald Trump.

A spokesperson for the U.S. network CBS - which was broadcasting the event - subsequently confirmed that it had bleeped the actor's curses out of the show.

At the Tony awards, De Niro launched an expletive at Trump and pumped his arms for emphasis.

"Comedian Dennis Miller too harkened back to an early, iconic DeNiro role, Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, "Ironically when I hear Robert DeNiro talking about politics, my first instinct is to look over my shoulder and say 'You talkin" to me?"

"Once On This Island", which opened in December to rave reviews, was nominated for eight Tonys and brought home one award for Best Revival of a Musical. "It's no longer just 'Down With Trump; it's, 'F-k Trump".

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It was censored for the TV audience, but De Niro's lips were easy to read.

Grit and heart were the big winners at last night's Tony Awards - no more evident than when drama students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High wowed Radio City with a heart-wrenching performance of "Seasons of Love" from Rent. "I know what you're all thinking, sure", Groban said.

But De Niro stepped up to the mic and made a decision to get one thing out of the way first.

Speaking about Springsteen, he went on: "Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else".

But Fox News host Brian Kilmeade had a different take, saying that De Niro's comments were yet another reason not to watch "Meet the Parents", a 2000 film in which De Niro co-starred. "The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast". "Our baby-in-chief - the j***-off-in-chief, I call him - has put the press under siege, ridiculing it and trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies", De Niro said.

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