Robert De Niro earned a standing ovation at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, after he declared “f*** Trump” on stage.
The 74-year-old hit out at US President Donald Trump at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, while introducing Bruce Springsteen.
After walking out on stage, the legendary actor raised his fists and said, “I’m gonna say one thing. F**k Trump.”
Robert’s statement caused everyone in the audience to stand up and applaud, as he added, “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f**k Trump.”
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US network CBS, which broadcasted the event, bleeped the actor’s curses out of the show, but the Australian feed failed to censor Robert’s words.
Robert went on to introduce Bruce Springsteen by praising his politics, saying,”Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else and even more importantly in these perilous times, you rock the vote, always fighting for, in your own words, truth, transparency and integrity in government. Boy, do we need that now.”
The Hollywood star has long been critical of Donald Trump, and in a video released a month before the 2016 election, he said he’d “like to punch him [Trump] in the face”.
Meanwhile, Bruce delivered an incredible performance of his classic hit ‘My Hometown’.
The 68-year-old received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in honour of his critically acclaimed show, Springsteen on Broadway.