Actor Robert De Niro stunned audiences everywhere when he launched a profane attack on President Donald Trump while he was on stage at Sunday’s Tony Awards.
“I’m going to say one thing, f**k Trump,” De Niro said while pumping his fists for emphasis. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f**k Trump.”
The elitist Hollywood audience erupted in cheers and applause, giving the actor a huge standing ovation.
De Niro’s crude language was not censored in the Australian broadcast, according to CNN. Producers in America scrambled to censor the outburst.
Many viewers were critical of the actor’s disrespect of the president of the United States, regardless of political views.
Writer Mark Tapson lectured the Hollywood crowd, calling the behavior “juvenile” and deranged.”
"No matter who the President is or what your politics, this behavior is not merely inappropriate for this (or any) event; it's juvenile & stupid, even deranged," Tapson tweeted. "And yet it was met with a standing ovation. These snobs think this is somehow courageous.”
“Robert De Niro uses vulgar language to slam the president--and the audience gives him a standing ovation?!? Is De Niro TRYING to get fewer people to go to movies? Is De Niro, by insulting half the country, TRYING to reduce Hollywood's profits? If so, he's doing an awesome job,” conservative radio host Larry Elder tweeted.
Clearly, the left and Hollywood learned nothing from the 2016 presidential election. This is, in part, why Trump won.
President Trump did not respond to the controversy as of Monday morning as he was busy holding a historic meeting with North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The president is attempting to achieve what no other president has been able to do and bring peace to the Korean peninsula.