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

Trump suggests Robert De Niro is brain damaged following actor's Tonys speech

Trump suggests Robert De Niro is brain damaged following actor's Tonys speech

The crowd at New York's Radio City Music Hall cheered his remarks, though he was later criticized for stooping to Trump's name-calling level.

De Niro got a standing ovation from the audience. "I watched him last night and truly believe me may be 'punch-drunk'".

US President Donald Trump has hit back at Robert De Niro after the Oscar-winning actor used an expletive to condemn him at the Tony Awards.

De Niro said, pumping his fists in the air.

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The rebuttal comes after the 74-year-old Goodfellas actor expressed his feelings towards Trump while introducing a performance by his pal Bruce Springsteen at the awards show. Without any preamble, he said, "I'm gonna say one thing: F-- Trump".

This is not the first time that De Niro has made his thoughts on Trump known.

Representatives for De Niro did not immediately return a request for comment.

Earlier this week, De Niro apologised to Canadians for the "idiotic behaviour of my president" after Trump branded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" following the Group of Seven summit.

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De Niro famously appeared as boxer Jake LaMotta in the movie Raging Bull where he won an Academy Award.

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.

Hell, the man has appeared in Heat, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter and countless others, but you would think that his recent "Fuck Trump!" comments at the Tony Awards would be pretty low on the agenda of the United States president - especially given the importance of his recent meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

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