The actor then urged people watching at home to vote in the midterm elections in November, and praised Springsteen – who played at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in support of Barack Obama – for his political commitment.
“Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else and even more importantly in these perilous times, you rock the vote, always fighting for, in your own words, truth, transparency and integrity in government,” he said. “Boy, do we need that now.”
US network CBS managed to mute the the curse word for its audience, but it slipped through the net in other North American broadcasts of the show.
It’s not the first time De Niro has spoken up against the US president. In the month leading up to the 2016 election, he called him a “punk”, a “dog”, and said he wanted to “punch him in the face“.