“First, I just want to say: Fuck Donald Trump," the actor said from the stage at Radio City Music Hall. "It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘Fuck Trump.'"
De Niro did not elaborate, or offer any kind of explanation for the invective. Instead, once the audience had calmed themselves down, he segued right into his prepared — and expletive-free — introduction of Bruce Springsteen, which was still tinted with a political message.
“In these perilous times, you rock the vote, always fighting for truth, transparency and integrity in government," he remarked. "Boy, do we need that now!”
This isn't the first time De Niro has lashed out at the president. Last week, the actor criticized Trump's leadership while addressing high schoolers at a writing awards ceremony. And During another awards show in January, the actor called Trump a “fucking idiot” and a “fucking fool.” He's also dubbed him the "jerkoff in chief."
BuzzFeed News has reached out to the White House and CBS for comment.