He never did like Trump—and Robert De Niro has a long public history to prove it.
During the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday night, the legendary actor proved his disdain for Trump once again—this time using a massive international platform to drop an F-bomb on the so-called “illegitimate president.” The crowd roared and cheered with wild abandon and many rose to their feet to give De Niro and his sentiment a standing ovation. Here is a clip from Australia where De Niro’s words were not censored.
“I’m gonna say one thing—Fuck Trump!” It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump. It’s fuck Trump!”
Robert De Niro's hatred for Trump is one of the funniest things in the world ????????????
(Shoutout Australia for not censoring curse words on television)pic.twitter.com/pTla4xXeVM
— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) June 11, 2018
In response to De Niro, one of the most clever, crude and popular tweets of the night was by Billy Eichner who played upon the recent entanglement involving Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee and Ivanka Trump (supporting Bee while showing no love for Mike Pence).
DeNiro said Fuck Trump. I need Bernadette Peters to call Mike Pence a cunt and then I'm going to bed.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 11, 2018
Some will call De Niro’s comment stupid and crass, some will call it risky and bold, Fox will have a heyday and Trump will have a tweet. But those words reflect the anger, disgust and apprehension so many Americans feel right now. And this night will go down in American history as yet another form of the people’s resistance—the same resistance that will sink Trump and his sack of accomplices.