Actor, producer, writer and fearless activist Rob Reiner has been on Trump’s rump since Trump announced his illegitimate presidential run in 2015.
On Tuesday, news emerged of ABC canceling the hit comeback series ‘Roseanne’ after controversial actress/comedian Roseanne Barr made incredibly disgusting double-racist comment on Twitter (which has now been erased, but not before news groups quoted her.) Here is the quote:
“if muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”—Roseanne Barr
ABC cancelled Barr’s show stating:
Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”-ABC
Reiner applauded the network’s decision, and then added a challenge for Trump, who is a fan of Roseanne (you know…because Roseanne is a big fan of Trump’s). To give an example, Trump personally called Barr to congratulate her on her comeback show’s successful debut. The show often split political views but Roseanne’s character, like her real self, loves Trump. The #FakePresident has been enjoying some rare support from Hollywood. But that’s all over now.
Here is Rob Reiner’s quote in text, followed by the original tweet.
“ABC has done the right thing. They’ve stood up against racism. It is our country’s original sin. But this is 2018 and it has no place in the hearts of decent people. Unfortunately our president has stoked these evil fires. If he doesn’t applaud ABC, he will continue to stoke evil”-Rob Reiner
ABC has done the right thing. They’ve stood up against racism. It is our country’s original sin. But this is 2018 and it has no place in the hearts of decent people. Unfortunately our president has stoked these evil fires. If he doesn’t applaud ABC, he will continue to stoke evil
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) May 29, 2018
Reiner has created a sort of ‘Catch 22’ challenge for Trump. A virtual ‘damned if you do—and damned if you don’t.’ If Trump condemns Barr’s comments he’ll upset his racist, white supremest, KKK and Nazi base. (Oh, no.) If Trump doesn’t condemn his pal and political lover’s repugnant comment, he’ll further disgust even more Americans that make up the majority of this nation. What will he do? Rather, what’’s a ‘Racist in Cheif’ to do?
Once again, thank you to Rob Reiner for being a strong and relentless voice for the Resistance—also known as the majority of Americans. Please keep it coming.