Robert De Niro stole the show for the audience at the Tony Awards in NY on Sunday night, when he used his time onstage to once again register his disapproval of US President Donald Trump in the bluntest way possible.
'I apologize to Justin Trudeau and the other people at the G7, ' De Niro continued, 'It's disgusting. The hip-hop star has applauded veteran entertainer Robert De Niro for publicly ripping President Donald Trump. "The hypocrisy of the left". And I just want to say how proud I am to be a part of a community that celebrates diversity and individuality.
De Niro was much more candid at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, earning a standing ovation for expletives aimed at the US president.
Robert De Niro introduces a performance by Bruce Springsteen at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, June 10, 2018. Immediately, the audience erupted with claps, cheers and standing ovations.
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It was hardly the first time that De Niro, who was born in NY and lives in the city, attacked fellow New Yorker Trump. Trump tweeted, adding that Trudeau was "Very dishonest & weak".
"And again, just like in 1971, the press is distinguishing itself with fearless, exacting journalism", De Niro said.
Kathy Griffin shared a pic of her and one of De Niro, writing: 'The F**k Trump Club'.
De Niro then urged the audience to vote in November, before praising Springsteen for his own involvement in politics. "I have avoided so many events with them because for so many years of my life I pretended I was not a Middle Eastern person", he said. "Who's gonna argue with him?" he said.