Robert De Niro marched onto last night’s Tony Awards show stage like a man possessed, exuding raw fury and menace from every pore.
The Daily Mail reports,
If you could morph his most violent, unhinged on-screen characters into one smoldering carcass of molten human hatred and ferocity, then this was that hybrid beast.
De Niro was part Max Cady, part Travis Bickle, mixed up with lashings of Jake La Motta and Jimmy Conway.
And he was intent on unleashing a verbal weapon of mass destruction at the man he despises more than life itself: Donald J. Trump.
The 74-year-old tuxedo-clad thespian stood at the microphone for several long, lingering, intense seconds, driving the Broadway audience to whoops of expectant excitement.
‘I’m gonna say one thing,’ he snarled. ‘F*CK TRUMP!’
This promoted a spontaneous explosion of ecstatic joy and De Niro raised his arms into a triumphant boxer-style pose.
He stared out, his inflamed eyes bulging with viciousness.
Then he saw people, HIS people, begin to spring to their feet to cheer, so he paused to soak up their adulation.
As the TV cameras cut to pictures of stars grinning with delight, De Niro did another boxer victory pose, this time holding his arms in a chest press position until the whole theatre was on its feet, roaring for their champion.
‘It’s no longer down with Trump,’ he bellowed, ‘it’s F*CK TRUMP!’
Cue more roars and whoops.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a human being more pleased with himself in that moment than Robert De Niro.
He’d done what he came to do – hijacked yet another awards show with his anti-Trump vitriol, certain in the knowledge it would earn him more airtime and positive media coverage than any of his dismal movies in the last 20 years.
And all the luvvies in the crowd had found a heroic mouthpiece for their own festering hatred of Trump.
What was extraordinary about this outburst, and the audience reaction, is that at the very moment it was happening, President Trump had just flown in to Singapore for his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
This is a meeting of quite stupendous importance, not just for America but for the world.
If Trump can somehow pull off a genuine, meaningful peace deal with the planet’s most repressive, dangerous regime, then he will have achieved something none of his predecessors achieved, and saved all of us from a potentially catastrophic nuclear war.
It’s a big ‘but’, and it may still all end in dismal failure and a PR coup for Jong Un.
But I admire Trump for trying, and for getting this far.
Surely the correct response to this trip from all Americans, regardless of their personal enmity towards Trump, is to hope it works and to wish their President every success in his efforts?
Yet instead, Hollywood’s liberals have once again launched a barrage of foul-mouthed public abuse against him.
The same Hollywood liberals, lest we forget, who gave fugitive child rapist Roman Polanski a standing ovation at the Oscars.
Of course, there’s an absurd hypocrisy to celebrities berating Trump (justifiably..) for coarsening American political discourse with inflammatory rhetoric, then yelling ‘F*CK TRUMP!’ on live TV as families watch at home.
Just as there was when arch feminist Samantha Bee recently decided to call Ivanka Trump a ‘c**t’ on her own show.
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