Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

Cohosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban and presented by the American Theater Wing and the Broadway League, the Tonys were televised on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in NY.

USA network CBS had a 10-second delay on the broadcast, which ensured that De Niro's outburst was not seen by the millions watching on terrestrial television. "It's f*** Trump." Even more cheers erupted. "I'm just so thankful to Orin Wolf for being courageous for telling a small story about Arabs and Israelis getting along in a time when we need that more than ever".

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"So I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ who have fought and died to protect that spirit", he said. "It's no longer down with Trump, it's F*** Trump!"

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"I cried in the middle of Equinox", Fey told ET in May, about the moment she found out she was nominated for a Tony, joking: "I'm not the first and I won't be the last to cry in the middle of Equinox".

Meanwhile in the press room, Tony winners were surprised and amused by De Niro's comments, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child director John Tiffany, who entered the press room immediately after the incident. However, "Carousel" choreographer Justin Peck won the Tony, and cast member Lindsay Mendez won the the Tony for best supporting actress. Most of that was bleeped out by CBS, who broadcast the ceremony to a 6-million-strong American audience.

The 68-year-old star received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in honour of his critically acclaimed show.

This was Salonga's fourth time on the Tony stage.

"Inarticulate, Low IQ Robert DeNiro screams "F- Trump" on The Tony Awards and gets a standing ovation".

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