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Rob Reiner: Trump ‘Insane,’ A Lot of His Supporters Are ‘Racist’

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Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” filmmaker and liberal Rob Reiner accused hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of not asking the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hard questions.

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During that exchange, Reiner said the media has not scrutinized Trump because  “the words that have flung out from his mouth are insane.”

“If he was not a celebrity — if Donald Trump was not a celebrity … the words that come out of his mouth, you’d see a guy in a park, a lunatic on a soapbox in the park, and you’d walk right by him,” he continued. “But the fact that he is a celebrity all of a sudden we are all interested.”

When asked to explain the millions who vote for Trump, Reiner said, “There are a lot of people who are racist.”

Scarborough pushed back, “Oh, my God — did you just say that? … So you think people that vote for Donald Trump are racists?”

Reiner said, “They’re not all. I said there are A lot of people who are. There’s racism in this country that’s been submerged for a long, long time and all of a sudden there’s a man…he’s unearthed a lot of it.”

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