Reiner: Democracy Will Crumble if Trump Not Held Accountable

Reiner: Democracy Will Crumble if Trump Not Held Accountable

August 2, 2021

Last weekend on MSNBC’s The Sunday Show, filmmaker and anti-Trump hysteric Rob Reiner stated ludicrously that if former President Donald Trump were not held accountable for breaking laws, democracy would “start to crumble.”

It’s unclear what qualifies All in the Family “Meathead” Reiner to appear on a political commentary program, but in any case, the host asked him about a phone call Trump reportedly had with high officials at the Justice Department.

“Not surprising at all because this man literally breaks the law every day of his life!” the unhinged Reiner exploded. “Everything he does, every day he was president, every day he was in real estate before that.”

Reiner offered no evidence for this ridiculous claim.

“He’s under investigation in New York, in Georgia. Now with the DOJ, we’re going to see what happens. He’s escaped this his entire life. The question is, will he be held accountable? Specifically for what his role was on January 6th. We know what it was. It was to incite a deadly insurrection and take over the government. If he’s not held accountable for that, I suspect democracy will start to crumble. But I still hold out hope that he will be held accountable.”

Fact checks: there was no “insurrection” on January 6, and Trump said nothing that day that could be considered incitement. The idea that Trump intended to “take over the government” is stupid demagoguery, but that’s all it takes to get taken seriously on MSNBC.

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