Robert de Niro received a standing ovation at the Tony Awards in New York last Sunday, when he stepped on stage and stated briefly: “I’m gonna say one thing: Fuck Trump. It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump’. It’s Fuck Trump”. The audience seemed to agree wholeheartedly.
How did Trump react: by calling the film star “a very low IQ individual”, after boasting about his summit with Kim Jong Un (birds of a feather).
Trump has always blown his own Trump-et. He’s a born show off. I bet he envies de Niro who is a subtle and versatile actor, while Trump overacts his one and only Super Hero role. Besides, his foul mouth is well known. During his campaign, he cursed profusely in his speeches. Swearing has always been the backbone of his discourse, arousing elation in his fans. The same elation de Niro stirred in the Tony audience. Tit for tat.