Like the character he played in "All in the Family" way back when, moviemaker Rob Reiner has long been known for his liberal leanings. And he is no fan of Republican President Donald Trump.
Less than two weeks after Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was seriously wounded by a left-wing gunman during a GOP baseball practice, Reiner went on the attack Sunday with militaristic fervor:
When Fox says that DT colluding with the enemy is not a crime, the fight to save Democracy is now an all out war. US-Stay strong. #Treason— Rob Reiner (@Rob Reiner)1498423159.0
"When Fox says that DT colluding with the enemy is not a crime, the fight to save Democracy is now an all out war," Reiner tweeted. "US-Stay strong." He added a "treason" hashtag.
It wasn't the first time Reiner used such rhetoric in reaction to Trump.
Just after the election, Reiner called Trump a "moron" and said the United States was now "fighting the last big major battle since the Civil War."
Reiner later claimed that Russian involvement in the election was "the greatest attack on this democracy since 1941" — meaning Japan's surprise bombing of Pearl Harbor.
He also told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” months prior to the election that Trump's campaign success was partly due to "a lot of people who are racists" — which prompted co-host Joe Scarborough to reply, “Oh, my God. Did you just say that?”
Incidentally, reactions to Reiner's "all out war" Tweet weren't terribly kind to the famed director:
You're calling for All out War Mere weeks after a #Resistance terrorist Shot Republicans You better hope we do… https://t.co/QUPZovdiK5— Jim Hanson (@Jim Hanson)1498428147.0