Robert De Niro says ‘F--- Trump' onstage at Tonys, gets standing ovation

Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

Once again, Robert De Niro got in front of a crowd and used profanity while referring to President Trump.

"I'm going to say one thing: F**k Trump", the veteran actor said to cheers and applause from large sections of the audience, with some even giving him a standing ovation. "It's no longer just 'Down With Trump; it's, 'F-k Trump".

De Niro then circled back to Springsteen, saying, "Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else".

De Niro and Springsteen visited the White House in 2009 as both were recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors that year.

De Niro is one of the most respected actors in the United States with two Oscar wins for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather: Part II".

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The Tonys were being broadcast live on CBS in the USA, with censors managing to bleep the actor's profane message.

CBS muted De Niro when he yelled out his remark, causing confusion for TV viewers of the show. "Boy, do we need that now!"

Robert De Niro stole the show for the audience at the Tony Awards in NY on Sunday night, when he used his time onstage to once again register his disapproval of US President Donald Trump in the bluntest way possible.

Following the outburst, a CBS spokesperson told Deadline: "Mr. De Niro's comments were unscripted and unexpected". "The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast".

De Niro, a noted liberal, has been increasingly critical of Trump, a Republican, at smaller show business events, but none have the high profile and audience of the Tony Awards.

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