Donald Trump receives live swearing by actor Robert De Niro [DailyTimes] 11 Jun, 2018

NEW YORK: Oscar-winning actor, Robert de Niro issued an expletive-laden denunciation of US President Donald Trump, on Sunday, during the live television broadcast of the Tony Awards ceremony.De Niro appeared on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to introduce rocker and Tony Awards performer Bruce Springsteen. “I’m gonna say one thing. F*** Trump,” De Niro said, without any preamble.With the audience of theatre actors, directors and producers shrieking and rising to their feet in applause, De Niro said, “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f*** Trump.”He did not elaborate on his comment and immediately switched to a prepared introduction of Springsteen.The expletive, known as the F-bomb, was bleeped by the  network for the sake of millions of television watchers at home, said a  spokeswoman. However, it was heard by those in the audience and journalists covering the awards show.De Niro is one of the most respected actors in the United States, with two Oscar wins for Raging Bull and The Godfather: Part II.The White House did not immediately return a request for comment.  also did not return a request for further comment. De Niro, a noted liberal, has been increasingly critical of Trump, a Republican, at smaller showbusiness events, but none match the high-profile and audience of the Tony Awards.The Tony Awards show was viewed by about six million Americans last year.

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