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Hollywood director: Russian election involvement was worst attack on US democracy since Pearl Harbor

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"We've had the greatest attack on this democracy since 1941, and we have to understand that," director Rob Reiner told MSNBC, speaking about the Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. "Where are our Republican leaders — elected leaders — standing up and saying, 'We've been attacked here, our democracy is being compromised?' "\n (Image source: YouTube screen cap)

Famous Hollywood director Rob Reiner spoke out against President Donald Trump Monday, while also drawing harsh comparisons between the Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2,403 American citizens.

Speaking on MSNBC, Reiner insisted that normalizing the 2016 presidential election was a dangerous practice.

"There's a danger here of normalizing things. This is not normal. We've had the greatest attack on this democracy since 1941, and we have to understand that," he began. "Where are our Republican leaders — elected leaders — standing up and saying, 'We've been attacked here, our democracy is being compromised?' "

Reiner, a longtime liberal activist, indicated that American society could be on the brink of collapse, pointing to the Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election as the potential tipping point.

"Great societies last 250, maybe 300 years," he said. "We're at that cusp right now."

"The question is: Will our institutions withstand this attack that we've had from a hostile foreign power? So far, we're seeing our legislature not standing up," Reiner asked before singling out Republican lawmakers and condemning them for not speaking out against Russia.

He continued on his tirade, accusing Trump of attacking the American press.

"The press is under attack by the president calling it 'fake news,' there's another pillar of our democracy under attack," he said.

"Will these institutions remain in tact in order for our democracy to survive?" Reiner asked before expressing he wasn't sure what the answer would turn out to be.

(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)

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