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

Robert De Niro got the theatre crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards when he dropped a couple of bleeped F-bombs in relation to President Donald Trump, and has gotten some support from playwright Tony Kushner.

"I'm going to say one thing: 'F- Trump, '" said the actor, who was presenting an award at the ceremony.

"It's no longer down with Trump, it's f**k Trump".

De Niro was introducing Bruce Springsteen, who is starring in a Broadway production of his own, which has sold out tickets for months.

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

The live audience seemed to feel the same way as they gave him a standing ovation.

"Boy, do we need that now".

"Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else", said De Niro.

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Springsteen laughed as he sat down at the piano to play.

"After De Niro, CBS told us to do something drastic, so here we are", Groban joked.

A noted liberal, he has been critical of President Trump, a Republican, at other show business events, but none with the high profile and reach of the Tony Awards, which salute performances in Broadway theater. The actor also popped up several times on Saturday Night Live this past season playing Robert Mueller, the lead investigator in a case looking into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

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