Robert De Niro apologizes to Canadians for Donald Trump's behaviour

Lewis Collier
June 13, 2018

De Niro went on to encourage the audience to vote in November before introducing Springsteen, whose one-man Broadway show is running until December.

He took this opportunity to slam Trump and did not hold back at all, even going as far as to use NSFW language.

"First, I wanna say, 'f-k Trump, '" De Niro said.

Robert De Niro was bleeped twice during the Tony's on Sunday night.

The venerable actor followed his f-bomb laden screed against Trump at Sunday's Tony Awards with a more reserved encore at a news conference in Toronto.

"It's no longer down with Trump".

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The two-time Academy Award-winner was in Toronto Monday to promote Nobu Residences, his restaurant, hotel and condo project in conjunction with top chef Nobu Matsuhisha.

Meanwhile, Mark Hamill clearly loved it. The CBS television audience heard dead silence instead before he raised his arms - twice - and earned a sustained standing ovation. "People stop believing what the media tells them when they see media superstars say things like 'Let the economy fail'". #SpeakingTruthToPower #TuckFrump, ' he tweeted.

Playwright Tony Kushner also shared De Niro's dismay of Trump saying it was a "the Hitler mistake" that put a "borderline psychotic narcissist in the White House". "Good for him. I mean, it's Robert De Niro".

'Ah, the tolerant Left.

Co-host Carrie Bickmore pointed out that the situation is relatively "standard now", and she's right - it's not uncommon for De Niro to mouth off, nor is it uncommon for celebrities taking a strong political standpoint to receive high praise from Hollywood. Just because he plays tough guys, does not make him one.

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