Anti-Trump Rally De Niro, Moore Lead the Way in NYC

1/19/2017 2:43 PM PST

Anti-Trump Rally led by Robert De Niro and Michael Moore in NYC (VIDEO)

Robert De Niro and Michael Moore and tons of celebs led an anti-Trump rally Thursday night in front of Trump Hotel in NYC ... and De Niro's speech was a memorable one.

The legendary actor thanked his "over-rated" friends and read some potential tweets to expect from The Donald later tonight ... good stuff.

The star-studded affair's a clear counter to the Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration going down in front of Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial.