The Oscar-winning De Niro, 74, was at the annual event for the top US theater awards late Sunday, June 10 to introduce a performance from rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
De Niro’s comments were not planned and the actor improvised to bash the President. The network was airing the 2018 Tony Awards on a 10-second delay and was able to censor De Niro’s comments on the live broadcast.
De Niro has been on a roll this year when it comes to slamming Trump. During the opening lunch at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, the actor called Trump a “mad man” and a “low life.”
Attending the National Board of Review awards ceremony at the start of the year, De Niro called the President a “fucking idiot” and referred to him as both “baby-in-chief” and “jerkoff-in-chief.”
De Niro has been very outspoken about his dislike of Trump, famously referring to him as a “fucking idiot” and the “baby-in-chief” while introducing Meryl Streep at the National Board of Review gala in January.
He also described Trump as an “idiot” who “lacks any sense of humanity or compassion” in a speech at a Los Angeles benefit for the promotion of higher education in March, and banned Trump from ever eating at his chain of Nobu restaurants.
“If he walked into a restaurant I was in, I’d walk out,”
“Look at our president. He made it through the University of Pennsylvania, so he was exposed to a quality education, but he’s still an idiot.
People who have slammed Donald Trump in the past 24 hours:
– Robert de Niro
– Justin Trudeau
– Emmanuel Macron
– John McCain
– Robert de Niro again*
* He did say "fuck Trump" twice
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 11, 2018
The actor is known to strongly dislike the president, as back in March he bashed Trump at a Fulfillment Fund fundraiser, “A college education is important, but education without humanity is ignorance. Look at our president. He made it through the University of Pennsylvania, so he was exposed to a quality education, but he’s still an idiot. And he lacks any sense of humanity or compassion,” he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
And at a 2017 speech at Brown University he described the Trump administration as a “tragic, dumbass comedy.”