— Kristi Colleen (@KristiColleen) June 11, 2018
Two weeks after Robert De Niro issued a complete ban for Donald Trump from his restaurants, and just months after he unleashed a profanity-laden tirade in January, in which he called Trump “baby in chief,” “jerkoff in chief” and “a fucking idiot”, overnight the aging “Raging Bull” took his feud with Trump to a new level when De Niro repeatedly declared “F_ck Trump” while speaking onstage at the Tony Awards on Sunday night to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s musical performance, and promptly received a standing ovation.
The profanity was bleeped out in the live broadcast, but tweets from attendees and reporters confirmed De Niro’s remarks.
“I’m going to say one thing: ‘F_ck Trump,’” said De Niro, who was presenting an award at the ceremony. “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump,’ it’s ‘f_ck Trump’.”