Celebs React to Robert De Niro's Viral Anti-Trump Tony Awards Speech

Brenda Watkins
June 14, 2018

CBS confirmed to Variety following the ceremony that De Niro's comments were not planned and the actor improvised to bash the President. Trump disavowed a joint G7 statement and called Trudeau "dishonest" on Twitter shortly after leaving the meeting, adding that the US will look at automobile tariffs on Canada.

Trump advisers also attacked the Canadian PM, branding him a back-stabber. "It's F*** Trump!" De Niro added.

In October, De Niro was the guest of honor at Hudson River Park Gala, where a park bench was dedicated in his honor.

"I'm gonna say one thing: F-- Trump!" he stated, as he clenched his two fists in the air, leaving panic-stricken broadcast censors trying bleep out the remarks.

The CBS television audience heard dead silence instead of De Niro's comments, The Associated Press reported.

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The exclusive concert residency, "Springsteen on Broadway" - or as De Niro referred to it, "Jersey Boy" - features the Boss performing his music and sharing stories from his 2016 autobiography "Born to Run". "Boy, do we need that now!" "I mean, if you are Donald Trump, it doesn't mean anything", he was quoted as saying at the event.

"It's no longer down with Trump, it's fuck Trump!", he told the crowd.

Although many people in attendance at the Tony Awards showed support to De Niro, some celebrities took to Twitter to express their disapproval towards the man's harsh words. Kushner went even further, calling Trump's presidency "the Hitler mistake" that put a "borderline psychotic narcissist in the White House." .

In May 2017, De Niro said the US has turned into a "tragic comedy", and he has been involved in multiple celebrity protests against the president.

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