“Hey Trump — I’m talkin’ to you!”
Robert De Niro dropped an F-bomb onstage during Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony in a vulgar diatribe aimed at President Trump that got a standing ovation from the Broadway insider crowd at Radio City Musical Hall.
“I’m gonna say one thing: F–k Trump,” De Niro shouted, raising his arms into the air as the crowd cheered for nearly half a minute.
He then added: “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f–k Trump,” garnering more cheers.
The “Taxi Driver” star made the comment while introducing a musical performance by Bruce Springsteen, who then took the stage to perform “My Hometown” on piano from his sold-out one-man show.
The censors on CBS were able to bleep out the short political rant, but those in attendance quickly put the statement out on social media.
Co-hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles tried to make up for the awkward mishap by coming onstage switching costumes.
“I know what’s you’re thinking… but after DeNiro, CBS told us to do something drastic,” Groban said while dressed in Bareilles costume from “Waitress.” The big winners from the night were acclaimed British import “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and the shimmering, American, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit.”
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