President Donald Trump responded to Robert De Niro’s F-bomb during the Tony Awards this weekend, tweeting on Tuesday a suggestion that De Niro’s movie roles as a boxer may have affected him mentally.
“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies,” Trump wrote, adding that he believes the actor may be “punch-drunk.”
Trump took the opportunity to continue bragging about good economic data (even though his numbers aren’t as good as his predecessor’s), concluding his tweet with another shot at De Niro: “Wake Up Punchy!”
Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too 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 13, 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 13, 2018
De Niro is a high school drop-out — but that doesn’t mean he has a low IQ. In fact, it’s the president, not De Niro, who more often than not displays traits of a low-intelligence individual.
The back-and-forth between the actor and the president won’t likely end anytime soon — De Niro has a history of calling out Trump, and Trump has a history of not being able to ignore personal attacks.
It seems that, as a businessman who constantly made jabs at former President Barack Obama, Trump was able to dish out attacks just fine — but when it comes to being the president himself, the current commander-in-chief has an incredibly thin skin, a quirk that should be cause for concern for Americans on myriad issues.
So, here's what happened at the Tony Awards 2018: Robert De Niro walked on-stage to introduce a performance by Bruce Springsteen.
However, before doing what he was supposed to do, De Niro said, “I just want to say one thing; F*** Trump."
The crowd inside Radio City Music Hall roared in applause.
Those watching home, though, were perhaps left a little confused as De Niro's f-bomb, as sudden as they were, were hastily bleeped by CBS.
Even the stage hands appeared visibly shocked.
Like all other entertainment events nowadays, celebrities at the Tonys made sure to criticize the political climate, however, without mentioning Trump's name.
Only Tony Kushner, the playwright behind the epic about AIDS, "Angels in America," came close, calling on people to vote in the midterm elections in November, reminding them they had "21 weeks to save our democracy and heal our planet."
But De Niro went one step further and crushed all restraint.
After dropping the first f-bomb, he paused for a few seconds before adding, "It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f*** Trump.”
The audience rose to its feet and went wild with admiration.
De Niro's passionate criticism of Trump dates back to October 2016 when, in a wildly popular video clip, he called Trump a "punk," "b******* artist" and "blatantly stupid." Since then, the veteran actor has called out the president on several occasions.
In fact, in May, De Niro banned Trump from all of his Nobu restaurants, which has locations all over the world.
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