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Robert De Niro made instant headlines at Sunday night’s Tony Awards when he dropped the f-bomb not once, but twice in a brief rant about Donald Trump. The actor has been outspoken about his anti-Trump views in the past, but there was still significant shock value for an audience that never expects to hear that kind of language on TV. At the Radio City Music Hall, his words got a standing ovation.

On Tuesday, De Niro doubled down on his message to the president (in less explicit language) at the groundbreaking ceremony for his NOBU Residence and Restaurant in Toronto. He also apologized to Justin Trudeau for Trump’s recent attacks on his character and the country of Canada.

“I just want to make a note of apology for the idiotic behaviour of my president,” he said, “It’s a disgrace and I apologize to Justin Trudeau, too, and the other people of the G7.”

Toronto mayor John Tory’s only response to the actor was two words: “Thank you.”

After two days of silence — during which he held a peace summit with North Korea, so credit where credit is due — Donald Trump finally responded. We had almost started to believe POTUS might be taking the high road and not engaging with the criticism, bus alas, that is not how this president operates. He shot back at De Niro over twitter Tuesday evening calling him “a very Low IQ individual” and “punch-drunk.”

That triggered harsh criticism from both sides. The anti-Trumpers were quick to point out that he originally used the wrong form of “too” in the first tweet and had to correct it. They also theorized that he latched onto the De Niro controversy to distract from the fact he made concessions to North Korea without receiving anything in return at his meeting. On the other side, prominent Republican Mike Huckabee ejected De Niro from his “Circle of Trust” and various others said the actor should be more respectful when speaking about the president of the United States.

In a world where the president of the United States will slam anyone from the leader of his country’s closest ally to Meryl Streep on Twitter, we really shouldn’t be surprised that this is happening.

Have a good day, everyone.