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Robert De Niro isn’t one to mince his words when talking about Donald Trump and Sunday night was no different, as he took the stage at the 2018 Tony Awards to have his say.
De Niro, 74, wasted no time in hurling the F-bomb at the president as he introduced Bruce Springsteen’s performance at the star-studded awards ceremony.
He blasted, “I’m just going to say one thing. F**k Trump!”
De Niro then added: “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump.’ It’s ‘f**k Trump!’”
The actor’s remarks may have been bleeped out by CBS, but that didn’t stop viewers taking to Twitter to respond to the whole thing. Social media users also insisted the words were actually aired in Australia, so they knew exactly what he had said.
Following the outburst, a CBS spokesperson told Deadline: “Mr. De Niro’s comments were unscripted and unexpected. The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast.”
Celebrities also responded to the speech, with “Angels in America” playwright Tony Kushner saying in the press room: “He’s Robert De Niro. Who’s going to argue with him?”
Kushner later agreed with the star, insisting: “This person [Trump] should not be anywhere near the seat of power.”
See some of the social media reaction below: