"Angels in America" won Best Play Revival at the 2018 Tony Awards, and the team from the show - including director Marianne Elliott and playwright Tony Kushner - arrived in the press room as awards-watchers were still buzzing about Robert De Niro.
"It's a disgrace. And I apologize to (Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau, too".
In one of the night's most emotional moments, "The Band's Visit" star Ari'el Stachel dedicated his Tony award for featured actor in a musical to his parents, who in the audience, along with the Middle-Eastern children around the world for their support.
Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China
Mr Trump in March signed the Taiwan Travel Act, which will allow more official visits between the U.S. and Taipei. China's hostility towards Taiwan has grown since President Tsai was elected in 2016.
Ever since De Niro's F-bomb comment went viral, celebrities and Twitterati have been praising the veteran actor for his courage and wittiness.
His comments come after a whirlwind few days that saw Trump attend the G-7 summit in Quebec, his first visit to Canada as president.
Meryl Streep also took aim at Trump in a now-famous speech at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, calling him out for his mocking of a disabled reporter during the 2016 campaign.
Tensions between Trump and Trudeau are at an all-time high after the two leaders disagreed over trade at the summit. The CBS television audience heard dead silence instead before he raised his arms - twice - and earned a sustained standing ovation.
"I do think he speaks to the frustration, anger of a lot of people in this country on the left and the right", Seawright said.