Robert De Niro's Lewd Attack On Trump At Tony Awards 'Sophomoric'

De Niro used the F-bomb twice to describe President Trump

The Inside Story With Marty Griffin
June 11, 2018 - 10:25 am
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Actor Robert De Niro sparked controversy during Sunday’s Tony Awards.  He was censored twice while introducing Bruce Springsteen on CBS Television. He used the expletive “F Trump” and received a standing ovation by the crowd in attendance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  

Viewers watching at home only heard silence when De Niro used the expletives but obviously the live audience heard it loud and clear.

KDKA Radio’s Marty Griffin says that De Niro was his favorite actor but admitted he can no longer separate his acting with his political stance.

“This is that crying, pouting, stomping his feet sophomoric behavior. We get it Robert, you can’t stand the president,” said Griffin. “Robert De Niro decides to make it about Robert De Niro and drop two F-Bombs in a family show where these amazing kids from [Parkland High School in Florida] sang this beautiful song. It was the complete low point of the night.”

Griffin says it’s part of the “liberal discussion” in country. “It’s okay for [liberals] to drop F-bombs. It’s okay to light the president on fire but if the president says something, he an F-blank.”

Griffin adds the actions of De Niro reflect the kind of comments he sees from liberals and conservatives on Facebook and both sides wonder why there is so much hate speak from the other side.”

One caller Tim said he understand that celebrities have a platform to speak out but they need to be smart about it. “I don’t understand how stupid people can be to automatically cut your fan base in half by some stupid comments and some stupid language.”

Another caller Mike said he considers himself a “thinking conservative” says he didn’t watch the show says his mother taught him year ago that “the end does not justify the means.”

Anthony in Oakland says De Niro’s comments turn Trump into a victim and only help him.

“What I try to tell my Democratic, liberal friends that we don’t win arguments when we attack him with vulgarity we should attack him on the facts.”

Griffin agrees and says if you don’t’ like the president you should attack his policies and not use vulgarity and in De Niro’s case, make his vulgar statement all about himself.

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