Rob Reiner pulled no punches when it came to President Donald Trump’s joint Congressional address.
“The problem he has, as far as I can see, is that he’s a pathological liar,” Reiner told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in a special edition of “Hardball.” “There’s nothing he says that you can believe. The guy never says anything that’s’ truthful… There is no way to believe what he says.”
Reiner, who has been a vocal objector to the president on his Twitter feed, went on to chide Trump for not understanding how government and public policy works. “He has no understanding of the world and the interconnected-ness of everything,” he said. “So, this is like we’re living in a dream world where if us out here in Hollywood would ever try to create a satire of a president, if we did this you’d go, ‘Oh that’s ridiculous, nobody would create a president like this!'”
Matthews then joked that perhaps someone opened the wrong envelope when Trump was elected, referencing the Best Picture snafu at the Oscars. “Yes, Emma Stone would have been better,” Reiner quipped.
During his speech, Trump announced a new agency, “Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement,” (VOICE) that will address crimes committed by illegal immigrants. He made murderers the face of illegal immigration by welcoming and highlighting guests whose relatives were killed by illegal immigrants.
Democrats invited immigrants who have made contributions to America, but Trump focused on the worst possible representatives of immigration.
“I want you to know: We will never stop fighting for justice,” Trump said directly to his guests. “Your loved ones will never be forgotten, we will always honor their memory.”
Watch the full interview with Reiner on “Hardball” here: