Is Rob Reiner calling on the GOP to assassinate the president?

Is Rob Reiner calling on the GOP to assassinate the president?

It sure sounds like it from where I sit.

On Sunday, the once-and-forever Meathead took to Twitter where he assailed the president as a “mentally ill sociopath” with a “f*cked up psyche” (redacted here) and urged “GOP patriots to stand up and end this sickness.”

Since “GOP patriots” in liberal-speak is synonymous with “bitter clingers,” one could easily construe from Reiner’s remarks that the “end” he has in mind is murder.

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A day earlier, Reiner fixed the blame for the slaughter of children by guns not on Trump’s “f*cked up psyche” but on the National Rifle Association, which he implied is pulling the president’s strings.

Last August he extended Trump’s list of crimes to vehicular homicide. He was referring to the death of a woman protesting white supremacists in Charlottesville after she was struck by a car backing up at extreme speed. Said Reiner:

Well, this is like, a person died today, and so, he didn’t shoot him, but you could consider him an accessory, in a sense, because he’s been stoking this stuff for years! So unless he comes out in a full-throated condemnation of what we saw today, then, and risk losing these people, then he’s not the president of what we know as president of the United States [sic].

To recap, a woman attends a counter-protest of her own volition and is killed by a demented driver — and somehow that’s Donald Trump’s fault because he supposedly supports the demonstrators the woman was there to protest.

It’s worth noting that Reiner made this brilliant observation after the president condemned the white supremacists who had gathered.

If you’re wondering the justification for devoting a column to the ravings of an uninformed Hollywood liberal, consider that Reiner has 334 thousands followers on Twitter. Clearly some people give a rat’s behind for what he says.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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