"I'm going to say one thing - fuck Trump!" "F - k you, Donald Trump".
The Oscar victor actor added, "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's 'f**k Trump!'"
But De Niro went one step further and crushed all restraint. "It's F*** Trump", he said, with the audience of actors, directors and producers shrieking and then offering De Niro a standing ovation.
Actor Robert De Niro took the stage at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards Sunday night to introduce his friend Bruce Springsteen - but his introduction took a slight detour. "Even more important in these perilous times, you rock the vote".
Those watching home, though, were perhaps left a little confused as De Niro's f-bomb, as sudden as they were, were hastily bleeped by CBS. De Niro said he'd be happy to accept.
Political tension of this scale between Canada and the USA has not been seen since perhaps as far back as the 1960s, with the contentious relationship between Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and President John. DeNiro essentially destroyed Trump at the Tony award; Trump will call him a 2-bit hack actor w/ bad grammar, married to a rented younger actress.
The 74-year-old star attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Nobu hotel in Toronto, where he told a crowd that he was sorry for the "idiotic behavior of my president".
Robert De Niro seemed to be sending a message on behalf of Broadway.
Playwright Tony Kushner also shared De Niro's dismay of Trump saying it was a "the Hitler mistake" that put a "borderline psychotic narcissist in the White House. Who's gonna argue with him?" he said.
In October 2016, De Niro made headlines by declaring that he wanted to punch Trump in the face.