Robert DeNiro 74 walked onto the stage at the Tony Awards and said'F*** Trump
13 June, 2018, 03:44
The move, which generated headlines around the world, didn't appear to sit too well with The Project co-host Waleed Aly when it came up during Tuesday night's episode of the news program.
De Niro, a staunch Trump opponent, had a bigger stage to lash out at: Sunday night's Tony Awards in New York City. Aly asked after the footage was replayed on screen.
The masses could not hear De Niro shouting "F** Trump" as the CBS Program Practices executive monitoring the show used the discretion to push a delete button to drop audio entirely from the telecast, Varietyreported.
De Niro was introducing Bruce Springsteen, who is starring in a Broadway production of his own, which has sold out tickets for months.
His comments were bleeped from the broadcast by CBS, which issued a statement saying: 'Mr. "Boy, do we need that now".
It's far from the first time De Niro has spoken about Trump. And then after the audience burst into laughter applause, he doubled down: "It's no longer 'down with Trump.' It's 'fuck Trump!'"