'Am I crazy?' Waleed Aly unimpressed by De Niro's Trump slur

12 June, 2018, 17:02 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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While he might have expected others in Hollywood to defend him, he probably didn't expect someone to suggest President Donald Trump himself was to blame after the comments. The Boss was there to receive a special award in honor of his marathon one-man show (with a little help from wife Patti Scialfa), Bruce Springsteen on Broadway.

"Mr. De Niro's comments were unscripted and unexpected", CBS said in a statement.

De Niro appeared on stage to introduce rocker and Tony Awards performer Bruce Springsteen, and started out by saying: "I'm gonna say one thing". And then after the audience burst into laughter applause, he doubled down: "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's 'fuck Trump!'".

"I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behaviour of my president", he said at an event on Monday to promote a Nobu restaurant, hotel and residence venture.

"With regards to the news today, sir, I have only two words for you: Thank you", Tory said to De Niro.

De Niro, a staunch Trump opponent, dropped a couple of F-bombs heard clearly by the Radio City Music crowd Sunday night.


Kushner went even further than De Niro, calling Trump's presidency "the Hitler mistake" that put a "borderline psychotic narcissist in the White House". "And yet it was met with a standing ovation".

USA network CBS had a 10-second delay on the broadcast, which ensured that De Niro's outburst was not seen by the millions watching on terrestrial television.

"And again, just like in 1971, the press is distinguishing itself with fearless, exacting journalism", De Niro said. "The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast".

LIndsay Mendez, who won the Tony for best featured actresses in a musical for Carousel, said in her acceptance speech, "When I moved to NY, I was told to change my last name from Mendez to Matthews or I wouldn't work".

"This guy just is a jerk", De Niro said.

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