Celebs React to Robert De Niro's Viral Anti-Trump Tony Awards Speech

Celebs React to Robert De Niro's Viral Anti-Trump Tony Awards Speech

De Niro was on stage at the Tonys to introduce Bruce Springsteen, whose spoken-word-into-"My Hometown" performance is a whole other conversation that you should really consider having today.

De Niro's "Fuck Trump" reverberated all over social media via secondhand reports of what he said.

De Niro referred to Trump and his associates as a "gang of business-friendly thugs" and said that "business without humanity is not business, it's greed".

MSNBC host and fellow Trump critic Stephanie Ruhle also criticized Mr. De Niro's approach, though she admitted she understands his frustration.

"I do think he speaks to the frustration, anger of a lot of people in this country on the left and the right", Seawright said.

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Those in the audience and the journalists covering the awards show, however, did hear the comments, and they quickly started circulating on Twitter. "It's no longer down with Trump, it's f- Trump!" "Boy, do we need that now!"

And the more level-headed commenters pointed out the ultimate hollowness of De Niro's habitual statement. "I mean, if you are Donald Trump, it doesn't mean anything", he was quoted as saying at the event.

De Niro criticized Trump again in April during the opening night of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival calling him a liar and a "madman".

At the Tony awards, De Niro launched an expletive at Trump and pumped his arms for emphasis.

President Trump is now in Singapore ahead of a highly anticipated, unprecedented meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong-un following a highly contentious G-7 summit, at which he antagonized USA allies and advocated for Russian Federation to be reinstated as a part of the group of nations.

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