This is either an above par troll of Trump, or maybe it’s brilliant reverse psychology on Reiner’s part: which do you think?
I’ve heard there are tapes of Trump using the N-word during his time on The Apprentice. Based on the GOP’s support of his racism, they should ask producer Mark Burnett to release the tapes to boost the support of his base.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 16, 2019
Tom Arnold has been talking about this very issue for quite some time. It’s probably just as well that he’s divorced from Roseann Barr at this point or the two of them would be Kellyanne and George Conway on steroids.
Nancy Tellem can access thousands of hrs of unedited unseen Trump-Apprentice footage today. Mark Burnett hates people of color & supports Trump's racism. MGM's Kevin Ulrich brought Tellem in to oversee Burnett after our Sept fight. Nancy Tellem can open MGM vault. I know location
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) July 16, 2019
Sadly, but not surprisingly, Reiner might be right about the release of the N-word tapes helping Trump’s popularity, if the events of this week are any indication. RawStory:
Not long after Reiner posted his tweet, Reuters released a new poll taken since Trump’s racist comments on four young women of color in Congress.
“Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows,” the publication reported.
“The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should ‘go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,’ showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72 percent, compared with a similar poll that ran last week,” Reuters reported.
As I’ve said before, Trump represents the Republican id. He is the persona to their shadow. He articulates their deepest thoughts, and says what they wish they could get away with saying. Maybe Rob Reiner has just come to cynically understand this. Or, maybe this is a watershed moment in the cultural war, wherein we realize even more conclusively than before, that there are indeed two Americas and Donald Trump represents one of them to an absolute tee. Horrifying to think, isn’t it? But apparently it’s true.