President Trump fires back at Robert De Niro after Tony Awards rant

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De Niro, who has previously said he would like to punch the president, received a standing ovation for his verbal attack at the Tony Awards.

De Niro has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, and played the special counsel Robert Mueller on "Saturday Night Live".

US President Donald Trump hit back at Robert De Niro on Tuesday after the Oscar-winning actor used an expletive to condemn him at the Tony Awards.

"I watched him. and truly believe he may be "punch-drunk"," he said.

Next day, appearing at a NOBU restaurant-hotel-condo launch in Toronto, De Niro apologized to Canadians for Trump's "disgusting" blast of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the recent G7.

With both men septuagenarians a meeting in the ring is unlikely, but you can expect this feud to run and run. He dropped an f-bomb that prompted loud applause at the Radio City Music Hall in NY.

US actor Robert De Niro arrives for the screening of the movie “Grudge Match”
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He famously said he wanted to punch Trump "in the face" during the 2016 US Election, called him a "f***ing fool" and the "baby-in-chief" in January 2018, and the following month said the US was now suffering from a "case of temporary insanity".

Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the National Board of Review annual awards gala at Cipriani 42nd St, Jan. 9, 2018, in New York City. It was unclear if he was referring to De Niro's remarks at the Tonys or in Canada.

De Niro's rant and the celebrities' fawning reaction embody everything the Hollywood elites claim to abhor yet were held up by the mainstream media, such as the Australian feed, as a proper and even moral statement of resistance.

De Niro went off script in the Tony Awards telecast, and the offensive language was deleted from the broadcast, the CBS reported.

This isn't the first insult Trump has made at the expense of people with disabilities.

Punching his fists in the air, he said: "I'm going to say one thing - f*** Trump!"

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