A Trump supporter waved a “Keep America Great” flag during the curtain call for the Robert De Niro-directed musical “A Bronx Tale” this weekend. It was apparent payback for the actor’s profane anti-Trump rant at the Tony Awards the previous week.
The incident occurred at the end of the 8 p.m. performance of “A Bronx Tale” on June 16, and was captured in Twitter photos posted by audience members Joe Del Vicario and Stacy Stahl.
The times we live in. At the end of A Bronx Tale, a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has. He was escorted shortly after. It's sad that people can't enjoy a beautiful show and embrace its unifying message without politicizing it. #broadway pic.twitter.com/6tVN4Qf4d6
— Joe Del Vicario (@joedelvicario_) June 17, 2018
— Stacy Stahl (@StacyStahl5) June 17, 2018
The Trump supporter quietly held up a large “Keep America Great” campaign flag as cast members from “A Bronx Tale” took their final bows.
While liberals accused the Trump supporter of “disrupting” the performance, in reality he silently held up the banner after the performance ended, as the photos clearly show. Much of the audience didn’t even notice it.
The incident appears to have been a reaction to Robert De Niro’s profanity-laced tirade when he ranted, “F**k Trump!” at the 2018 Tony Awards.
President Trump responded by mocking De Niro as a “low-IQ” actor who’s “punchy” after having been hit in the head too many times.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 13, 2018
While liberals are outraged at the Trump supporter’s silent protest of the De Niro musical, they gleefully cheered when an actor from the Broadway musical “Hamilton” sanctimoniously lectured Vice President Mike Pence from the stage.
Liberals around the country applauded the spectacle, saying it was their patriotic duty to harass the vice president for merely attending the show.
'Hamilton' actor embarrasses Mike Pence on stage, crowd boos new VP; Americans respond by cancelling tickets https://t.co/FoJY4XrcP5
— Rep. Steven Smith 🇺🇸 (@RepStevenSmith) November 19, 2016
Meanwhile, many on Twitter had no sympathy for Robert De Niro’s musical being interrupted with the same kind of grandstanding he did at the Tony Awards.
Theo remarked: “How appropriate. Actor engages in politics and now politics engage him in the theater.”
How appropriate. Actor engages in politics and now politics engage him in the theater.
— Theo (@Theo67966944) June 18, 2018
Jacqueline E. tweeted: “It’s OK for De Niro to ruin the awards show with obscenities? Let’s keep in mind the people that stood R the same people who stayed silent over Weinstein’s rapes for fear of not getting jobs.”
It’s OK for #DeNiro to ruin the awards show with obscenities? Just because people gave him a standing ovation doesn’t make it right. Let’s keep in mind the people that stood R the same people who stayed silent over Weinstein’s rapes for fear of not getting jobs #sheep #Trump2020
— Jacqueline E (@EJackie444) June 18, 2018
One person observed: “Im old enough to remember when VP Mike Pence took his wife to see Hamilton and was berated and lectured by the entire cast.”
Im old enough to remember when VP Mike Pence took his wife to see Hamilton and was berated and lectured by the entire cast.
— 🇺🇸AMERICA FIRST ALWAYS🇺🇸 (@Trump2Usa) June 18, 2018
G.Mo. remarked: “I wonder if he was just as upset and outraged when the cast of ‘Hamilton’ did that to Pence?”
“It’s sad that people can’t enjoy a beautiful show and embrace its unifying message without politicizing it,” Del Vicario said.”
I wonder if he was just as upset and outraged when the cast of ‘Hamilton’ did that to Pence? 🤔
— G.Mo. (@TheKidFromBKLYN) June 18, 2018