As an FYI, the clip below is not bleeped out. This is your profanity warning.
Anyone with half a brain in America these days is more than aware of the deep political divisions that could potentially pull this country apart.
The audience loudly cheered and clapped in agreement.
De Niro is known for not liking Donald Trump and using his status to air his views publicly. Which is his right.
As much I agree with him, I believe his statement to be out-of-place and sending the wrong message. The Tony Awards, like any awards ceremony, is not a political rally. It is held to honor those who work in that particular profession.
In order to reunite this country politically, we need to prove to those who are for Trump that he is bad for the country. Alienating those who support Trump by continuing to back their claim that Hollywood and the coastal elites are not in touch with the real America does not help.
It’s akin to finding out that a friend’s significant other is cheating on them. When you tell this friend that their significant other is two timing them, this friend does not believe you and gets engaged to said significant other.
We need political unity in this country, not divisiveness. Unfortunately, De Niro’s comment only hurts, not helps this need to bring Americans together politically.