Trump hits back at ‘Punchy‘ De Niro

Lewis Collier
June 13, 2018

Specifically, Trump hit back at actor Robert De Niro over his pretty succinct slam of Trump during Sunday night's Tony Awards. "I watched him last night and truly believe he may be 'punch-drunk, '" Trump tweeted at 4:53 p.m.

What did De Niro say exactly that would take away from the attention the president's historic summit received?

The CBS television network, which was broadcasting the event live but with a delay of a few seconds, bleeped out De Niro's expletive. If so, we don't think this is gonna stick.

Robert De Niro presenting during the 2018 Tony Awards.

President Donald Trump is swinging back at actor Robert De Niro, who cursed him out on live TV during the Tony Awards ceremony, to a standing ovation from the NY audience.

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The Oscar-winning actor, known for his opposition to the president, got a cheer from the crowd at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, when he said "F*ck Trump!" during the awards ceremony honoring Broadway theatrical productions.

De Niro has been an outspoken critic of Trump, even saying in May he barred the president from visiting any locations of his swanky restaurant, Nobu.

De Niro famously appeared as boxer Jake LaMotta in the movie Raging Bull where he won an Academy Award.

While Trump didn't approve of De Niro's words, the audience sure did. "Wake up Punchy!" Mr Trump added on Twitter. On Monday, the actor apologized to Canadians for the "idiotic behavior of my president". And I apologize to [Canadian Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau and the other people at the G7.

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