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WATCH: Robert De Niro Says F*ck Trump at Tony Awards [UNCENSORED]

Robert De Niro introduced Bruce Springsteen’s performance of a piano-accompanied version of “My Hometown,” at the Tony Awards, and opened his speech by dropping two profane comments aimed at President Donald Trump.

“I’m just going to say one thing: f*ck Trump!” De Niro said. “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump.’ It’s ‘f*ck Trump!’”

De Niro received a mixture of astonished gasps, laughter, and a standing ovation after his short speech, according to Deadline. Both lines were bleeped on CBS, but were aired on the Australian broadcast. The applause lasted for a full 40 seconds, according to Slate.

Warning: this video contains strong language that some viewers may find inappropriate or offensive.

He continued his speech with: “Now I’ll get to my introduction. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get tickets to Bruce Springsteen’s show on Broadway? It’s easier to get tickets to Hamilton, and that’s got a much bigger cast, actual dancing, and a history lesson.”

Although most of the speakers at the Tony Awards avoided mentioning Trump by name, many were seen sporting “Times Up” pins and highlighting left-leaning organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union.

De Niro, who was once very tight-lipped on his political views and feelings, has burst out of his shell during the Trump era. “The Tribeca Film Festival, which he co-founded, became a platform for several of his anti-Trump broadsides,” Deadline reports.

Here’s the censored version of the video:

Among the Tony Award winners and performers at the show, members of the drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, survivors of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people, brought the crowd to their feet with a rendition of “Seasons of Love” from “Rent.”

President Trump responded to De Niro’s comments, calling De Niro”punch-drunk,” commenting on his IQ and telling him to “Wake up Punchy!”

Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be “punch-drunk.” I guess he doesn’t…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018

…realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018

Twitter blew up almost immediately after De Niro’s comments, with a variety of reactions across the social media site. Many praised the actor, cracked jokes about Canada, and sarcastically brought up the “birther” controversy.

Robert De Niro's popularity is suddenly rising in Canada. #TonyAwards

— David Beard (@dabeard) June 11, 2018

Hope it wasn't bleeped in the states because it wasn't here in Australia #fucktrump ROBERT DE NIRO 🙌 #tonys

— Rebecca Falcon (@rebeccafalcon18) June 11, 2018

Thank you Robert DeNiro. #TonyAwards

— Alan Bennett Ilagan (@alanilagan) June 11, 2018

How dare coastal elites like Robert DeNiro disrespect the President on TV by swearing at him.

They should do it at rallies or in online forums by swearing the President's birth certificate isn't real.

— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 11, 2018

Other viewers were not impressed by De Niro’s blatant outburst, calling De Niro a hate-filled, bitter “snowflake,” and claimed they were going to boycott his movies.

Robert DeNiro is a fucking idiot! I’m not watching any more moves with that asshat snowflake in it. Yes, that includes Silver Linings Playbook which was a movie I enjoyed. #TonyAwards⁠ ⁠ #BoycottDeniro #FuckDeniro

— DeplorablePhillySportsFanatic 🇺🇸🦅🚓 (@Wentzadelphia11) June 11, 2018

Robert DeNiro’s vile language at Tony’s about a sitting President was despicable and had nothing to do with celebrating the talent on Bway. It discredits any decency as an actor and an American.

— Anne M (@annem1250) June 11, 2018

I’m sorry to see the hate-filled, bitter man that Robert DeNiro has turned into. He was such a great actor. He came to my house on several occasions yrs ago while doing a film with Liza Minnelli in Hyd. Always seemed nice then. Now, not so much! #Tonys2018

— Alana Stewart (@AlanaKStewart) June 11, 2018