"De Niro gets up, says, "eff Trump", and gets a standing ovation?" I watched him last night and truly believe he may be "punch-drunk, '" Trump tweeted. He then added, "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's 'f-ck Trump!'" He then pumped both fists, Jake LaMotta-style.
This was not the first time the Oscar-winning actor attacked Trump so publicly - and so colorfully.
Trump went back to the well with one of his favorite jabs - "low IQ" - but he did so while making an equally typical Trumpian error by misspelling a simple word: "too".
The CBS television network, which was broadcasting the event live but with a delay of a few seconds, bleeped out De Niro's expletive.
De Niro continued to rant against Trump the next day, apologizing to Canada for "the idiotic behavior of my president".
De Niro apologized Monday - but on America's behalf to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whom Trump ripped Saturday as "very dishonest and weak" after the USA refused to sign the joint communique from global leaders attending the Group of Seven summit in Quebec.
Waleed explained De Niro's comments, as well as many other celebs' comments about Trump, did not gain anything, and instead actually played into the hands of the current president.
Hell, the man has appeared in Heat, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter and countless others, but you would think that his recent "Fuck Trump!" comments at the Tony Awards would be pretty low on the agenda of the USA president - especially given the importance of his recent meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
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