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Robert De Niro Has Award Revoked Over Anti-Trump Outburst

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Liberal actor Robert De Niro will no longer receive a coveted National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) award after going off on an anti-Trump tirade outside the Manhattan courthouse last week.

The NAB was set to honor De Niro with its prestigious NAB Leadership Foundation’s Service to America Award next week according to Fox News.

“This event is proudly bipartisan, uniting those from across the political spectrum to celebrate the impactful work of local broadcasters and our partners,” an NAB spokesperson told The Hill. 

“While we strongly support the right of every American to exercise free speech and participate in civic engagement, it is clear that Mr. De Niro’s recent high-profile activities will create a distraction from the philanthropic work that we were hoping to recognize,” the spokesperson continued. “To maintain the focus on service of the award winners, Mr. De Niro will no longer be attending the event.”

De Niro wished the NAB well after learning he wouldn’t receive the award.

“I support the work of the NAB Leadership Foundation and would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for what the Foundation has done and will continue to do for the good of us all, and I wish them well for their continued good work,” De Niro told The Hill

Last week, the actor argued that Trump does not “belong” in New York City during a Biden-Harris campaign event.

“I hope this new ad campaign reaches outside the bubble to remind supporters of what a danger he is to our lives. This is not a threat. This is our reality. And that’s why I’ve joined the Biden-Harris campaign, because the only way to preserve our freedoms and hold on to our humanity is to vote for Joe Biden for president,” De Niro said of Trump on Tuesday. 

“I owe this city a lot. And that’s why it’s so weird that Donald Trump is just across the street because he doesn’t belong in my city. I don’t know where he belongs, but he certainly doesn’t belong here,” De Niro continued. “We New Yorkers used to tolerate him when he was just another grubby real estate hustler masquerading as a big shot.”

After the remarks wrapped up, the situation soon descended into chaos as De Niro was heckled by Trump supporters as he was leaving the podium. 

On Thursday, the Manhattan jury found Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States, guilty on all 34 charges.

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