Robert De Niro Goes Off Script at Tony Awards to Say ‘F*ck You, Donald Trump,’ Receives Standing Ovation

IndieWire | 6/11/2018 | Staff
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Robert De Niro is not shy when it comes to speaking out against Donald Trump, so it’s not too surprising to hear the actor went off script while presenting Bruce Springsteen’s performance during the 2018 Tony Awards telecast. “I’m just going to say one thing,” De Niro said, “**** Trump! It’s no longer ‘down with Trump.’ It’s ‘**** Trump!'” The audience inside Radio City Music Hall jumped to their feet to give De Niro a standing ovation while the actor pumped his fists in celebration.

CBS confirmed to Variety following the ceremony that De Niro’s comments were not planned and the actor improvised to bash the President. The network was airing the 2018 Tony Awards on a 10-second delay and was able to censor...
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