Sunday night was the 72nd Tony Awards, the annual ceremony that’s supposed to celebrate the best of Broadway. But what’s being talked about more than any of the winners or nominees, co-hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, or even a moving performance from the Parkland students was the unhinged anti-Trump tirade made by Robert De Niro.
De Niro stepped on the stage to give a simple introduction to Bruce Springsteen’s Tony-nominated show, and immediately went off the rails.
“I’m gonna say one thing … F–k Trump,” De Niro declared with his fists in the air. “It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘F–k Trump!’”
Not surprisingly, his remarks were welcomed with cheers and a standing ovation. Like most award shows, they’re attended by liberals who have had nothing but animosity towards Trump after he announced his candidacy in 2015. And they’ve made their hatred for him obvious at virtually every single award show ever since. These awards shows were no longer about the craft of creating such art, they’ve become about Trump.
De Niro himself has made several off-the-wall attacks against the president from calling him a “mutt” and the “jerkoff-in-chief” among other things to saying he’d like to “punch him in the face.” He even said he’s “beyond” seeing the point of view of Trump supporters. He has truly gone off the deep end. But sadly, that’s par for the course in Hollywood.