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Wake up Punchy: Trump slams De Niro for Tonys address

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US today hit back at for his expletive-laced Tony Awards address, for which the Hollywood veteran received a standing ovation.

Making a sly reference to the actor's various boxing-related films such as "Raging Bull", "Hands of Stone", "Grudge Match" and "Night in The City", said De Niro received too many shots to his head. also dubbed the as a "very low IQ individual".

The POTUS took to where he said he watched the awards ceremony and believes the was "punch-drunk".

"Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies (sic). 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!," Trump wrote on

De Niro, who has been a of the president, had dropped an F-bomb in his speech to call out Trump.

The 74-year-old had taken to the stage to introduce music icon Bruce Springsteen's performance at Music Hall but went off script in his remarks, the channel said.

The masses, however, could not hear De Niro shouting "F** Trump" as the Program Practices monitoring the show used the discretion to push a delete button to drop audio entirely from the telecast.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 13:55 IST