As he took to the stage in NY to introduce a performance by Bruce Springsteen, the Oscar winning screen icon began a furious attack on the US President.
– Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) June 11, 2018Hey America, Want to know why Robert De Niro said “f-k Trump” last night at the Tonys? The actor had presented during the telecast and cursed out President Donald Trump on national television, which had been censored for TV audiences, but not in the feed shown in the press room.
The New York audience immediately started applauding, and as it rose to its feet, De Niro added: ‘It’s no longer down with Trump.
We’ll update with more 2018 Tony numbers as well as the results for the latest season premieres of ABC’s summer line-up of game shows and more later on today.
“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?” At the end of the night, some shows like The Band’s Visit were holding a gaggle of trophies after taking home Best Musical and three out of the four acting awards for Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk, and Ari’el Stachel. Actress and former model Alana Stewart tweeted, “Can you just imagine what would’ve happened if an actor had said “F…. Boy, do we need that now”.
Ahead of the Tonys, Salonga was among the winners of the popular website Broadway World’s annual Theater Fans’ Choice Awards, where she was voted Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in “Once on This Island”.
The actor was there to introduce a performance by Bruce Springsteen but had a quick message to deliver beforehand, CNN reported, Sunday.
De Niro has been an outspoken critic of Trump in the past.
The cast and producers of “The Band’s Visit” pose backstage with their awards, which include the Tony for Best Musical. He applauded De Niro. “The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast”.