Standing ovation for Robert De Niro's expletive at Trump

  • Standing ovation for Robert De Niro's expletive at Trump

Standing ovation for Robert De Niro's expletive at Trump

The veteran actor appeared onstage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City Sunday to introduce a musical performance by Bruce Springsteen.

De Niro, a staunch opponent of Donald Trump, dropped a couple of F-bombs on Monday night in New York City before raising his arms and encouraging the crowd to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

The Oscar-winning De Niro, 74, was at the annual event to announce an award for rock legend Bruce Springsteen.

De Niro is a well-known opponent of Trump and has launched verbal attacks against him on multiple occasions.

Celebrities also responded to the speech, with "Angels in America" playwright Tony Kushner saying in the press room: "He's Robert De Niro".

It was censored for the TV audience, but De Niro's lips were easy to read.

"Comedian Dennis Miller too harkened back to an early, iconic DeNiro role, Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, "Ironically when I hear Robert DeNiro talking about politics, my first instinct is to look over my shoulder and say 'You talkin" to me?" "Yeah ... I'm gonna need to know what he just said".

Online, left-wing sentiment echoed the admiration, De Niro's off-hand comment earned him the titles of "genius" and 'national treasure.' Others assumed the glittering Broadway crowd was the ideal representation of the entire American population.

The actor then got on with his introduction, praising Springsteen for the singer's political activism. It's a disgrace and I apologize to Justin Trudeau and there other people at G7.

De Niro has been very vocal about his opinion of Trump over the years.

"Robert De Niro is my favorite rapper", artist Ferrari Sheppard jokingly tweeted.