Rob Reiner accused President Trump’s Republican supporters of aligning themselves with white supremacists while ‘making a pact’ with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
‘Every elected Republican knows that this President is guilty of countless Impeachable offenses,’ the acclaimed director, 72, tweeted on Saturday.
‘But they, along with many White Evangelicals & White Supremacists have made a pact with Putin.
‘But unlike a pact with the Devil, this one can be unsigned.’
It is unclear what ‘pact’ Reiner is referring to. Democrats and their supporters have accused Trump of being too friendly with the Russian president.
Acclaimed director Rob Reiner (left) lashed out at supporters of President Trump (right)
Reiner says that the Republican Party as well as ‘white supremacists’ and evangelicals have ‘made a pact’ with Russian President Vladimir Putin (above)
‘Every elected Republican knows that this President is guilty of countless Impeachable offenses,’ the acclaimed director, 72, tweeted on Saturday. ‘But they, along with many White Evangelicals & White Supremacists have made a pact with Putin. But unlike a pact with the Devil, this one can be unsigned’
Reiner has continued his anti-Trump tweetstorm in recent days.
On Sunday, he tweeted: ‘There is no question. Trump is a Criminal.
‘The case for Impeachment & Removal is beyond overwhelming.
‘If you are partial to Reality & Truth, your head has been exploding for 3 yrs.
‘Time for one decent prominent Republican to stand up and stop this s***.’
Later on Sunday, he tweeted: ‘Of course Trump won’t defend himself. He has no defense.
‘And the reason he has no defense is simple: HE DID IT!!!’
On Monday, he tweeted: ‘Since Republicans can’t defend the Criminality of this President, they’ve resorted to spewing Kremlin propaganda.
‘It’s not only sickening, it’s dangerous.
‘They are aiding & abetting Putin’s not so stealth assault on our Democracy.
‘But disinformation can’t make Trump innocent.’
On Twitter, Trump supporters slammed Reiner for his tweets.
‘Seek help,’ one Twitter user wrote while including a gif of talk show host Steve Harvey saying: ‘Oh, you crazy!’
Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Meathead.’
‘Meathead’ is the derogatory term that Reiner’s character was often called on All in the Family, the 1970s sitcom which also starred Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton.
In the show, Reiner played Michael ‘Meathead’ Stivic, a 1960s liberal hippie who was at odds with father-in-law Archie Bunker, who was played by O’Connor.
Trump supporters on Twitter attacked Reiner. One of them wrote: ‘The lights are on but nobody is home, Rob. Chill.’
Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Meathead.’ Meathead is the derogatory term that Reiner’s character was often called on All in the Family, the 1970s sitcom which also starred Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton
‘We all know it, of course no one has proved it, there is no evidence, but of course we all know it,’ wrote one Trump supporter
Another Trump supporter accused Reiner of having ‘TDS’ – Trump Derangement Syndrome
Another Trump supporter says Reiner should ‘look hard’ at the Democrats over ‘anti-Semitic remarks’ and its ‘leaning toward socialism’
Others on Twitter accused Reiner of being afflicted with ‘TDS’ – or ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome.’
Trump’s opponents were angered by US government claims that Putin waged an information warfare campaign against Hillary Clinton on social media during the 2016 election.
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigated alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
While Mueller concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Trump or any of his associates with conspiring with Russia, he left open the question of whether the president obstructed justice.
Both Trump and the Russian government have denied there was collusion.
Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives.
The president is being investigated for withholding military aid from Ukraine as a bargaining chip to get the government in Kyiv to investigate a gas company with links to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
Trump also wanted Ukraine to investigate unproven claims involving the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Reiner, who also directed such hit films as A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, and Stand By Me, has been outspoken in his criticism of Trump.
In July, he said there was ‘no distinction’ between racists and those who ‘enable’ what he called the president’s racism.
‘The president of the United States is a racist. He’s made it abundantly clear his re-election is based on white nationalism,’ Reiner said.
‘If you support him, there can be no distinction between you being a racist and a racist enabler. They are the same.’
Reiner made the comments after Trump ignited controversy when he urged four Democratic congresswomen of color – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayana Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib – to ‘go back’ to their supposed home countries.
Trump and his supporters have accused the group of congresswomen, known as ‘the squad,’ of being anti-Semitic.