Robert De Niro Yells 'F*** Trump' at Tony Awards, Gets Standing Ovation

June 10, 2018

Actor Robert De Niro yelled "f--k Trump!" at the Tony Awards Sunday night and received a standing ovation in response.

CBS muted De Niro when he yelled out his remark, causing confusion for TV viewers of the show. Twitter users who were present for theater's main awards show event filled in what he said about President Donald Trump.

"I'm going to say this. F--k Trump!" de Niro said. "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's f--k Trump!"

The Oscar-winning actor is one of Trump's fiercest critics in Hollywood, which is saying something. He recently referred to him as, "a congenital liar. A mean-spirited, soulless, amoral, abusive con-artist son of a bitch."

De Niro was on stage to introduce Bruce Springsteen, who won a Tony for "Springsteen on Broadway."

It's the latest—and certainly the most explicit—example of an entertainer using the microphone at an awards ceremony to express derision for Trump. The Oscars and Emmys were full of political messages, many of them directly aimed at the White House.