Actor Robert De Niro came on stage at Radio City Sunday night at the Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen, but appeared to have a nervous breakdown in the midst of his two-minute stint.
De Niro came out and said, “It’s no longer Dump Trump, It’s F*@k Trump.”
The predominantly liberal Broadway community cheered and stood for this vicious attack. All this while the President is traveling to Asia to sign a historic agreement to end hostilities with North Korea.
I’ve been thinking what would cause De Niro’s tirade? Cheap applause and standing ovation? No something deeper has affected the actor’s psyche.
What the Trump administration has brought about has rocked De Niro’s world.
The President beat De Niro’s candidate Hillary Clinton, which probably costs him some money and some funding for the actor’s “pet projects”. Friend and fellow New Yorker Harvey Weinstein’s downfall and prosecution came about under Trump’s DOJ prosecutors. Something that probably may not of happen to the same degree under a Clinton White House.
Also De Niro’s Robert Mueller character on Saturday Night Live may be short-lived as the soon-to-be-released DOJ investigation of the FBI under Mueller and James Comey shows highly unethical behavior by the nation’s chief law enforcement’s top brass.
So what separates De Niro’s outburst from the guy with a placard outside Penn Station saying the same thing? I’m afraid very little even down to the flexing of the arms to punctuate his ranting.
But at least the guy at Penn brought props.