Before introducing Bruce Springsteen at the Tony Awards, Robert De Niro went just a bit off script. It was censored for the TV audience, but De Niro’s lips were easy to read. But, not surprisingly, the Twitterverse blew up with people curious about what De Niro had uttered.
One person tweeted, “De Niro bleeped twice? Yeah … I’m gonna need to know what he just said.” What the Oscar winner had said was, “I’m going to say this: F*** Trump.” After getting a standing ovation, he doubled down on the sentiment, saying, “It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘F*** Trump.’”
— Gold Derby (@GoldDerby) June 11, 2018
After the Springsteen performance, hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles had some fun with De Niro’s ad lib. They came out, Groban dressed as a woman and Bareilles dressed as a man and with a fake beard. “I know what you’re all thinking, sure,” Groban said. “But after De Niro, CBS told us to do something drastic, so here we are.”
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