comScore #Resistance Twitter Comes After Morning Joe For Hosts Criticizing De Niro ‘Helping Trump’ Get Re-Elected

#Resistance Twitter Comes After Morning Joe For Hosts Criticizing De Niro ‘Helping Trump’ Get Re-Elected

Morning Joe chastised Robert De Niro on Monday for his display at the Tony Awards in which he declared “Fuck Trump!” to an exuberant crowd.

The heavily-censored outburst, which has since gone viral, is sure to provide fodder for the culture wars, something Fox News host Laura Ingraham previewed shortly after De Niro blurted out the words twice on stage at Radio City Music Hall.

Morning Joe took note of that. Calling a moving performance by the Parkland students the highlight of the evening, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough deemed De Niro’s comments the “lowlight.”

“We will not actually play that clip, even with the seven-second delay,” Scarborough said as Mika Brzezinski shook her head disapprovingly, before reading a tweet from Steve Schmidt:

Scarborough said those opposing Trump are mistaking Michelle Obama‘s “when they go low, we go high” saying for weakness.

“If people that applauded De Niro’s statement last night don’t understand that they are helping Donald Trump’s reelection every time they do something like that, they don’t understand,” Scarborough said.

#Resistance Twitter was having none of it. Morning Joe was trending on the social media platform Monday soon after the segment, as liberals lambasted the program for its hosts’ critiques of De Niro — with many pointing out that the MSNBC morning show gave Trump a friendly platform throughout the 2016 election, enabling his rise.

Watch the segment above, via MSNBC.

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