Rob Reiner: The Cancer on This Presidency Has Spread Throughout America

Director Rob Reiner speaks at a Women's March against sexual violence and the policies of the Trump administration Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Hollywood filmmaker and anti-Trump activist Rob Reiner has compared President Donald Trump to the late President Richard Nixon, claiming that there has been a cancer on the presidency for the last three years and that the sickness has spread throughout the country.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Rob Reiner cited former U.S. Attorney General and White House Counsel John Dean, who once said of President Nixon that there was a “cancer” on the presidency.

“For 3+ years, there’s been a cancer on this Presidency,” Reiner wrote, in an apparent reference to the Trump administration. “But this cancer has spread throughout America.”

The Misery filmmaker, who is a Joe Biden supporter, recently called President Trump the “most Criminally Corrupt President in our Nation’s history.” Reiner also predicted that voters will elect Biden in order to “heal America.”

Rob Reiner has repeatedly claimed that President Trump is “mentally ill” and that his mental illness is “killing people.”

He has also appeared to suggest that President Trump could be an accessory to murder.
“I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me if you’re the most influential person in America and you tell the public that a deadly viral pandemic is a hoax & countless citizens accept that as reality, do nothing to protect themselves then end up dead, you might be an accessory,” Reiner tweeted in March.

The director is among is among the growing number of entertainment figures, including  Barbra Streisand and Ellen Barkin, who are claiming  that President Trump is personally responsible for COVID-19 deaths.

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