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Robert De Niro launched an expletive-laden attack on President Donald Trump during a live broadcast.
Speaking at the Tony Awards ceremony last night, De Niro, who was there to introduce the legendary Bruce Springsteen on to the stage, took the opportunity to say: "I'm gonna say one thing. Fuck Trump."
The gathered crowd seemed to agree with his message with applause, whoops and a standing ovation coming from the audience.
The actor went on: "It's no longer down with Trump. It's fuck Trump."
De Niro then urged the audience to vote in November, before praising Springsteen for his own involvement in politics.
Adding: "Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else and even more importantly in these perilous times, you rock the vote, always fighting for, in your own words, truth, transparency and integrity in government. Boy, do we need that now."
Understandably, CBS, the network which broadcast the awards, bleeped the swearing leading some viewers to take to social media to question what he'd said and why it got a standing ovation.
A CBS spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline: "Mr. De Niro's comments were unscripted and unexpected. The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast."
This isn't the first time the actor has expressed his feelings about Trump, in the run up to the 2016 election he made a video in which he called him a 'pig' and a 'bullshit artist'.
"[Trump's] so blatantly stupid," he said. "He's a punk. He's a dog. He's a pig. He's a con. He's a bullshit artist.
"He's an idiot. He's an embarrassment. He talks about how he wants to punch people in the face, well, I'd like to punch him in the face."
He also told the MailOnline that the POTUS would not be welcome in any of his high-end Nobu Restaurants, which he owns with Nobuyuki 'Nobu' Matsuhisa, Meir Teper, Drew Nieporent, and Richie Notar.
"I don't care what he likes. If he walked into a restaurant I was in - I'd walk out," he told the news outlet.
Expressing his upset after Trump won the election, he told the Hollywood Reporter: "I feel like I did after 9/11. We'll just see what happens. There will be many, many, many, many, many people watching."
Trump is yet to respond to De Niro's latest outburst, but we can be pretty sure he probably will.
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