Here’s a bucket list item you don’t see very often: TV legend Carl Reiner says his personal goal these days is to stay alive until 2020 — just long enough to vote Donald Trump out of office.
The 96-year-old creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” released a new video in which he urged people to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, while sharing his own “personal goal” of making it to 98.
“On Nov. 6, we can vote for elected officials who will hold this president accountable,” Reiner said in the video. “And after we’ve done that, my personal goal will be to stick around until 2020 and vote to make sure we have a decent, moral, law-abiding citizen in Washington who will make us all proud again to live in America.”
What is on my mind will be coming out of my mouth as you watch this: pic.twitter.com/fZkyGg8rlU
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) October 30, 2018
“I’ve seen a lot of things in my lifetime,” Reiner said. “I’ve lived through the Great Depression. I served in World War II in our fight to defeat fascism. I’ve seen the invention of television and performed on television even before my family owned one. But what I’ve never seen is the American people being lied to every single day.”
“In my 96 and a half years, I’ve seen a lot of things, but the one thing I cannot bear to see is America being destroyed by racism, fearmongering and lies,” he continued. “Fortunately, there is something we can do about that. On Nov. 6, we can vote for elected officials who will hold this president accountable.”
“And after we’ve done that, my personal goal will be to stick around to 2020 and vote to make sure we have a decent, moral, law-abiding citizen in Washington who will make us all proud again to live in America,” Reiner said.
Reiner’s get-out-the-vote video garnered more than 31,000 retweets as of this writing.