Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Trump hits back at ‘Punchy‘ De Niro

Robert De Niro got censored for saying "F-k Trump" live on the Tony Awards stage Sunday night, but President Trump definitely heard about it.

"I guess (De Niro) doesn't realise the economy is the best it's ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country", the president said.

"I'm going to probably have to move there", De Niro joked on the day of the result.

"De Niro received a standing ovation at the Tony Awards on Sunday night when he took to the stage and said: "**** Trump".

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Actor Robert De Niro speaks before introducing Bruce Springsteen's performance.

He said: "First, I wanna say, '**** Trump, '".

"I wanna say, 'F-k Trump, '" the Oscar victor exclaimed while many audience members at New York's Radio City Music Hall stood up and applauded. He likely spent some time after his meeting with Kim catching up on the news about him back in the United States. He then added, "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's 'f-ck Trump!'" He then pumped both fists, Jake LaMotta-style.

Robert De Niro said "F*** Trump" twice at the Tony Awards 2018 ceremony.

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The actor has always been a vocal critic of the president.

De Niro has attacked President Trump on previous occasions, describing him in 2016 as "blatantly stupid", "totally nuts" and an "idiot". On Tuesday, De Niro apologized for "the idiotic behavior of my president" in a speech at the groundbreaking of a restaurant in Toronto, CNN reported.

"It's a disgrace. And I apologize to Justin Trudeau and the other people at the G7".

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