‘Wake up, Punchy!’ — Trump hits back at Robert De Niro after profane Tony Awards attack

On Tuesday, President Trump struck back at actor Robert De Niro for his profane outburst at the Tony Award ceremony on Twitter, calling him a “very low IQ individual.”

“Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk.’ I guess he doesn’t realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!” he said in two tweets.

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De Niro is famous for his role as boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film “Raging Bull,” for which he won an Oscar. De Niro also played a boxer in the 2013 sports comedy “Grudge Match,” alongside Sylvester Stallone, and a boxing trainer in the 2016 film “Hands of Stone.”

He drew Trump’s attention when, prior to introducing Bruce Springsteen at Sunday night’s theater-awards show, De Niro had some strong words about the president: “First, I wanna say: ‘F— Trump.’ It’s no longer ‘down with Trump,’ it’s ‘f— Trump.’”

Although the tweets could be seen at Twitchy and other sites, we were unable to view them as of this writing.  Nevertheless, many others did see the messages.

Prior to Trump’s tweets, Politico added, De Niro made an apology — but not to the president.

According to Politico, De Niro apologized to Canadians for Trump’s behavior.

“I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behavior of my president,” he said on Tuesday. “It’s a disgrace. And I apologize to [Canadian Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau and the other people at the G-7. It’s disgusting.”


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