Robert De Niro drops f-bombs to bash Trump at Tony Awards

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Actor Robert De Niro did not mince words during his short time on stage at the Tony Awards on Sunday night.

“First thing’s first: F*** Trump,” he said, fists upraised as the audience gave him a standing ovation. “It’s no longer, ‘Down with Trump, it’s ‘F*** Donald Trump.’”

De Niro was at the Tony Awards to introduce a performance by Bruce Springsteen, who was receiving a special award for his autobiographical one-man show “Springsteen on Broadway.” His comments about Trump were censored on the CBS broadcast and livestream of the event.

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The Oscar-winning actor, known for his roles in “The Godfather” and “Taxi Driver,” has never been one to hide his feelings about President Donald Trump. In January, he went on an expletive-laced rant at the National Board of Review awards gala about the president.

De Niro also unloaded on Trump during a speech to high school students from New York City on Thursday, saying the president is “spreading bulls***.”

Trump has gotten a largely negative reaction from Hollywood since he was elected in November 2016. Meryl Streep gave a long speech at the Golden Globe Awards in January 2017 slamming Trump for being a bully, which Trump responded to by calling her an “overrated actress.”

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