News & Opinion | June 18, 2018 9:09 am

Trump Supporter Interrupts De Niro’s Musical With Trump 2020 Flag

The man was escorted out shortly after.

(Twitter)
(Twitter)

A Trump supporter disrupted a performance of Robert De Niro’s musical, A Bronx Tale, by standing up and displaying a “Make America Great!” flag that also read “Trump 2020.” The man was standing in the front row and turned the flag towards the audience. He stood while the cast members were taking their final bow.

A Bronx Tale is directed by De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. The New York Post writes that the man’s demonstration appears to be a response to the “F–k Trump” comments that De Niro made during the Tony Awards last week.

While some people in the crowd did not seem to care about the demonstration, others were disappointed that someone would try to ruin the show.

Brian Strumwasser, a hair department supervisor on Bronx Tale and several other productions wrote on Instagram that the man “disrespected” the cast and crew.