What Did Robert De Niro Say At The Tony Awards?

Angelo Anderson
June 13, 2018

De Niro is one of the most respected actors in the United States with two Oscar wins for Raging Bull and The Godfather: Part II.

De Niro said Trump's remarks about Canada are a "disgrace" and apologized to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others who attended the Group of Seven summit of leaders in Canada.

De Niro was much more candid at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, earning a standing ovation for expletives aimed at the US president.

De Niro has been an outspoken critic of Trump, even saying in May he barred the president from visiting any locations of his swanky restaurant, Nobu. The attack appeared to be prompted by what Trump described as Trudeau's "false statements" on trade relations during the closing G7 news conference.

"F*** Trump!" he exclaimed. Trump disavowed a joint G7 statement and called Trudeau "dishonest" on Twitter shortly after leaving the meeting, adding that the US will look at automobile tariffs on Canada.

However, the audience inside the venue could hear every word of De Niro's rant. The exclusive concert residency, "Springsteen on Broadway" - or as De Niro referred to it, "Jersey Boy" - features the Boss performing his music and sharing stories from his 2016 autobiography "Born to Run".

De Niro criticized Trump again in April during the opening night of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival calling him a liar and a "madman".

"Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else", he said.

Understandably, CBS, the network which broadcast the awards, bleeped the swearing leading some viewers to take to social media to question what he'd said and why it got a standing ovation.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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