Rob Reiner says when it comes to blasting President Trump, there’s no such thing as going too far.
“I don’t think there’s a line when you’re saying something that is accurate,” says the famed “A Few Good Men” director.
The filmmaker, one of the most politically outspoken Hollywood figures, has slammed Trump as a “racist misogynist,” and a “threat to democracy” in the past.
“If you treat women a certain way and you have a pattern of treating someone a certain way over your lifetime, the term misogynist comes into play,” Reiner says. “If you talk about things that are racist, then you earned that.”
“In terms of Trump, he started his campaign talking about the first African-American president being illegitimate. That’s a very racist idea,” he continued. “You don’t have a problem saying the guy’s racist, if he’s exhibiting racist behavior.”
Before taking office, Trump was one of the most vocal advocates of the “birther” movement, which claimed without evidence that former President Obama was not actually born in the United States.
Accusations of racism against Trump resurfaced earlier this year when it was reported his dismissed African and certain Central American nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting with lawmakers.
Reiner sat down with ITK this week to discuss his new film, “Shock and Awe.”
The movie tells the true story of a group of journalists from Knight Ridder news service covering the run-up to the war in Iraq in 2003 under then-President George W. Bush.
Hey Rob, he has accomplished more in 2 months
than Obama did in 8 years!
If that is crazy, we need more crazy