Robert De Niro got censored for saying “F—k Trump” live on the Tony Awards stage Sunday night, but President Trump definitely heard about it.
“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to [sic] many shots to the head by real boxers in movies,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. He continued, “I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk.'”
It’s unclear if Trump thinks De Niro had a role in Punch-Drunk Love since he used quotes, but, just to clarify, De Niro did not.
“I guess he doesn’t 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,” Trump concluded. “Wake up Punchy!”
Is this Trump trying to give De Niro his own nickname, like he did with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren? If so, we don’t think this is gonna stick.
The 72nd annual Tony Awards took place in New York City on Sunday, June 10. De Niro had taken the stage to introduce the performance of Bruce Springsteen when he declared, “I’m going to say this: F— TRUMP. It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s F— TRUMP.”
This isn’t the first time Trump and De Niro have sparred, since the Raging Bull and Taxi Driver star has been a major opponent of Trump’s since the former reality TV star decided to run for office. De Niro recently appeared as Bob Mueller in a Trump-themed Saturday Night Live cold-open sketch, but he was far meaner off the screen.
De Niro has called him “totally nuts,” “flat-out racist,” “f–ing idiot,” a “bulls– artist” and “a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” and “a bad example of this country” — to name a few.