Robert De Niro Thrills Tony Awards with 'F–k Trump,' TV Viewers Go Nuts in Confusion and Outrage

De Niro gets a standing ovation for his comments directed at Donald Trump, while home viewers take to Twitter to figure out what he said.

Robert De Niro got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards while introducing Bruce Springsteen, but audiences at home were left scratching their heads as CBS quickly censored his comments not once, but twice.

It turns out the venerated actor was taking potshots — make that pottymouth shots — at the Commander in Chief again.

With no context or setup necessary, De Niro simply walked out and said, "I’m just going to say one thing. F–k Trump!" As the audience erupted in cheers, De Niro quickly added, "It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump.’ It’s ‘F–k Trump!" Oh, he did then introduce Springsteen.

Without condemning or praising his comments, CBS quickly responded. "Mr. De Niro’s comments were unscripted and unexpected. The offensive language was deleted from the broadcast," the network said in a statement to Deadline.

It was the most pointed political commentary of the awards ceremony, and one that left no doubt where De Niro stands in relation to Donald Trump. It’s actually become a common refrain from De Niro, who came under social media fire in January for an expletive-filled rant about Trump he gave at the National Board of Review gala.

There he called the president a "f–king idiot" and a "f–king fool." Twitter jumped all over those comments as well, but at least everyone knew exactly what he said. That response was evenly divided, as everything is now, along party lines.

This time, though, those lines were muddied by all the viewers at home who were trying to figure out what he said that got everyone so riled up. Honestly, they probably should have been able to guess.

Below are some of the most passionate responses from all three sides!

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