Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Robert De Niro Censored for Saying "F--k Trump" at the Tonys

Robert De Niro Censored for Saying

De Niro was on stage at the Tonys to introduce Bruce Springsteen, whose spoken-word-into-"My Hometown" performance is a whole other conversation that you should really consider having today.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough slammed Robert De Niro's profane rant against President Trump during Sunday night's Tony Awards, saying the actor and the people who applauded him are unwittingly helping the president get re-elected. "It's disgusting. It's great to be here", said De Niro.

After the awards show, De Niro traveled to Toronto, Ontario and publicly apologized to the Canadian people for "the idiotic behavior of my president".

"I'm gonna say one thing. '**** Trump'", he said, which garnered him a sustained standing ovation from the crowd. Instead, he first took to task the U.S. president himself. "F*ck Trump. It's no longer 'down with Trump, ' it's f*ck Trump".

The actor urged the audience to vote during mid-term elections in November.

Welcoming Springsteen to the stage, De Niro added: "In these perilous times, you rock the vote, always fighting for truth, transparency and integrity in government".

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"I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation back in", Trump said during an impromptu press conference at the summit. Putin's remarks follow a report that White House officials were working toward setting up a meeting.

"Boy, do we need that now".

De Niro made his comments at a groundbreaking for a Nobu hotel in Toronto.

The comment was such a hit with the awards show attendees that the actor then repeated the message again. "The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast".

De Niro, left, and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa are partners on the new project.

Online, left-wing sentiment echoed the admiration, De Niro's off-hand comment earned him the titles of "genius" and 'national treasure.' Others assumed the glittering Broadway crowd was the ideal representation of the entire American population.

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