Hollywood legend Rob Reiner baselessly claimed that President Donald Trump is responsible for lives being lost in the state of New York.
“There’s no other way to put this: Donald Trump is causing people in NY to DIE,” tweeted Reiner, whose best-known role is that of a character nicknamed “Meathead.”
Other than hatred of the president, it is unclear what motivated Reiner to make such a crass accusation.
The famed Hollywood actor and director has been particularly unhinged when it comes to Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Reiner is perpetually referring to the president as incompetent or responsible for the lives lost due to the pandemic.
Responding to President Trump expressing the difficulties in balancing the economic tragedy befalling the country and the coronavirus itself, Reiner accused him of being selfish. “It’s no surprise that this President only cares about himself. But goddamn, people are dying,” he wrote. “If you can’t be human, get the **** out of the way and let people who are take over.”
There’s no other way to put this: Donald Trump is causing people in NY to DIE.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 24, 2020
Nobody Blames Cuomo
Reiner, who was born in New York City, has offered no blame for Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo. Nor has anybody in the media. In fact, the opposite has happened—Cuomo is being hailed as a conquering hero for saving New York.
Think about that for a minute. Imagine if President Trump were actually the governor of the Empire State right now. A state which has been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, accounting for over 30,000 cases and nearly 300 deaths. Do you think for a minute that Trump would be heralded as a voice of leadership and an example of preparedness? Of course not—he’d still be blamed for people dying. So…Cuomo skates.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo AGAIN praises @realDonaldTrump’s actions to combat the Chinese Virus:
“President Trump did deliver yesterday. I put forth a series of requests in the morning…and he responded to those requests.”
“That’s government working quickly and I thank him for it.” pic.twitter.com/vgkeeAhpxX
— Kyle Martinsen – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@KyleMartinsen_) March 23, 2020
Speaking of Cuomo, the New York Democrat governor seems to disagree with Reiner, having almost on a daily basis praised the president for the actions he’s taken to help combat the virus.
Very different tone from Cuomo today. He says Trump and his team are using the Defense Production Act “well” as a leverage tool to ramp up medical supply production.
— Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) March 25, 2020
“His team is on it. They’ve been responsive,” Cuomo said at a press conference last week. “I want to say thank you.” Meanwhile, Trump’s approval rating on handling the coronavirus crisis has been skyrocketing.
60 percent approval in Gallup Poll!
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) March 25, 2020
It’d be difficult to imagine the American people would be so approving if they really thought, like Reiner, that President Trump was responsible for lives lost.
This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.
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