The actor Robert De Niro won a standing ovation at Sunday night’s Tony awards in New York for attacking the president.
“I’m going to say one thing,” he said, raising his fists in the air. “Fuck Trump. It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s fuck Trump. In these perilous times, you rock the vote, always fighting for truth, transparency and integrity in government. Boy, do we need that now!”
The audience went wild, offering a standing ovation.
De Niro continued to rant against Trump the next day, apologizing to Canada for “the idiotic behavior of my president.”
“It’s a disgrace, and I apologize to [Canadian Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau, too, and the other people at the G-7,” De Niro said Monday while in Toronto.
De Niro has gone on tirades against Trump before. During a speech at the National Board of Review’s annual awards gala in January, he referred to the president as a “fucking idiot,” a “fucking fool, a “baby-in-chief” and a “jerkoff-in-chief.”
Now President Trump finished buttering up North Korean despot Kim Jong-un and he is free to get down to business.
Which means he can finally weigh in on Robert De Niro saying “F*ck Trump” at the Tonys — and not a moment too soon:
…realize 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. Wake up Punchy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018