Trump suggests Robert De Niro is brain damaged following actor's Tonys speech

Donald Trump Tony Awards

De Niro got a standing ovation from the audience.

De Niro hit out at the United States president as he introduced a performance by Bruce Springsteen.

At Sunday's Tony Awards, Robert De Niro was tasked with introducing Bruce Springsteen's performance of "My Hometown", but he used his moment on stage to make a quick political statement.

Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the National Board of Review annual awards gala at Cipriani 42nd St, Jan. 9, 2018, in New York City.

This is not the first time that De Niro has made his thoughts on Trump known.

"Celebrities saying stuff like that about Trump is exactly what Trump talks about to his base and they go, "Yeah, I'm sick of these Hollywood elites being like that" - do they not put that together?" he asked.

Robert De Niro slammed Trump at the Tony Awards
Robert De Niro slammed Trump at the Tony Awards

Yesterday De Niro apologised - not for his comments but on behalf of the U.S. president.

De Niro famously appeared as boxer Jake LaMotta in the movie Raging Bull where he won an Academy Award.

Find Trump's tweet and De Niro's latest comments below.

De Niro continued to rant against Trump the next day, apologizing to Canada for "the idiotic behavior of my president". "I watched him last night and truly believe he may be 'punch-drunk'".

Then on Monday, De Niro apologized to Canadians for Trump's insults after Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest".

It seemed like only earlier today that President Donald Trump was in a mellower, more conciliatory tone, having wrapped up his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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