Comedians who take on Donald Trump via social media are a dime a dozen, but when a famous father-son duo does, it’s worth noting.
Rob is best known for directing comedies including “This Is Spinal Tap” and “When Harry Met Sally…,” and also politically themed movies including “A Few Good Men” and “The American President.”
The 69-year-old fired off the first salvo on Tuesday, using his very first tweet to blast the presumptive GOP nominee.
Donald Trump is a narcissistic, misogynistic racist. He's a pathological liar. We can't let him anywhere near the White House #UnhingedTrump
— Rob Reiner (@TrueRobReiner) June 8, 2016
His 94-year-old father Carl then encouraged his 133,000 followers to join his son. (How many 94-year-olds do you know on Twitter?) The elder Reiner’s endorsement helped, as Rob’s tweet got more than 5,000 likes and retweets, and he netted thousands of followers.
How heartened I was to see that 16,000 good souls respond so positvely to my son Rob's 1st tweet aimed to derail Trump's derainged plans
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 8, 2016
Since then, the Reiners have been alternating their anti-Trump tweets. Below are some highlights.
— Rob Reiner (@TrueRobReiner) June 9, 2016
Whew, it's settled, I can now gear my tweets to support Hillary & start to refer to the republican candidate as "What'shisname?
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 10, 2016
— Rob Reiner (@TrueRobReiner) June 10, 2016
Must never click on a news station before turning in. Hearing the Trumpster spew garbage can keep me up, give me bad dreams or nauseate me.
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 11, 2016
This is one family where it appears politics can be discussed!
Rob is also enlisting his famous friends to tweet insults at Donald Trump.