Robert De Niro takes jibe at Trump dur­ing GLAAD Awards speech

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New York: Hol­ly­wood vet­eran Robert De Niro made a sub­tle jab at Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial pre­sump­tive nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump while ac­cept­ing the Ex­cel­lence in Me­dia hon­our at the GLAAD Me­dia Awards. The award cer­e­mony took place in New York, said The Hol­ly­wood

Re­porter.

“You think you’ve got it bad, LBGT com­mu­nity? I don’t think you know what it’s like to be re­ally dis­crim­i­nated against,” De Niro quipped upon tak­ing the stage. Mak­ing a ref­er­ence to Marco Ru­bio’s “small hands” com­ments that fu­elled the feud be­tween the for­mer can­di­date and Trump, De Niro said, “I re­cently turned on the tele­vi­sion news and saw this odd guy with lit­tle hands, and he was rav­ing. Turns out, the ones be­ing dis­crim­i­nated against are straight, mid­dle-aged white men.” End­ing his speech on a more se­ri­ous note, De Niro, 72, left the au­di­ence with em­pow­er­ing words on the im­por­tance of sup­port­ing LGBT rights.

“As an ac­tor, I don’t judge the char­ac­ters I play. As a per­son, I don’t judge the char­ac­ters I play with,” he said to cheers and ap­plause from the crowd.

Robert De Niro has come in support of the LGBT com­mu­nity against Trump’s anti-gay state­ments.

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