Robert De Niro gets standing ovation for saying ‘F— Trump’ at Tony Awards


Robert De Niro had a few choice words for President Donald Trump while the legendary actor was on stage at Sunday’s Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s musical performance.

“I’m going to say one thing, F— Trump,” De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f— Trump.”

The political sentiment earned De Niro a standing ovation from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall, while CBS scrambled to bleep the audio on the live telecast. After the audience settled, De Niro got back to talking about Springsteen, who received a special Tony Award during Sunday night. The intimate show, “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.” Tickets to the exclusive concert residency, which has been extended twice, are upwards of $850.

“Do you have any idea how hard it is to get tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s show on Broadway? It’s easier to get tickets for ‘Hamilton,’ and that’s got a much bigger cast, actual dancing and a history lesson,” De Niro joked.

So when De Niro finally got the call to see Springsteen play live, he said ‘yes without asking any questions.”

“Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else,” he said. “And even more important 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.”

Springsteen then took the stage to perform a soulful rendition of “My Hometown.”

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    Please, Niemals, what You think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM

    • Niemals

      I think that “I’m going to say one thing, F— Trump,” De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f— Trump.” is a perfect comment about Twitter Trump. 👍

      • vs

        What is it F—? F—Niemals is not abusive for You? Who is De Niro? may be F—De Niro? Please clean BS follytics from your brain

        • Niemals

          Robert De Niro political sentiment earned him a standing ovation.
          Trump never earned a standing ovation.

          A standing ovation is a form of applause where members of a seated audience stand up while applauding after extraordinary performances of particularly high acclaim.

          • vs

            De Niro damaged the public image of Italians by portraying criminals
            De Niro was asked whom he would like to see as President of the United States. De Niro responded, “Well, I think of two people: Hillary Clinton and Obama.”
            De Niro was questioned as a witness about the Bourgeois prostitution ring

            Are you applauding also?

          • Niemals

            You seem to have problems with Robert De Niro who, according to YOU, he hurt the public image of Italians by portraying them as criminals….

            Robert De Niro’s views on who he would like to see as the US president are his views, he is american and he have the right to have his own views about the political status in the USA.

          • vs

            you are right, POTUS is not my business and not my problem
            but problem and business of De Niro, wish this obama-hillary lover will not be next POTUS

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