Filmmaker Rob Reiner on Wednesday ripped in Donald Trump’s speech, calling the president a “pathological liar” and arguing if Hollywood made a “satire of a president” that resembled Donald Trump, audiences would find it “ridiculous.”
“He was able to read off a teleprompter,” Reiner told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews of Trump’s speech. “At least we know he can read.”
“He doesn’t read very well,” Reiner added.
Reiner then tore into the president’s penchant for telling “untruths.”
“He’s a pathological liar, so there’s nothing he says that you can believe,” Reiner said. “I mean seriously. It’s just not true what what he says.”
The “When Harry Met Sally” director argued that Trump is like a “satire of a president,” adding, “if we did this, you’d go, ‘That’s ridiculous!’”
He also ripped the president for parading the widow of Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens during his address. “It was cringeworthy,” Reiner said.
Watch the whole video below, via MSNBC:
‘Stand with Hong Kong’ shirts fill the stands at Nets game as NBA is protested for China subservience
The National Basketball Association was protested on Friday for bowing to pressure from China.
The NBA has been harshly criticized for standing by the oppressive regime instead of standing in solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
"Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA," New York magazine correspondent Yashar Ali reported Friday. "They're all wearing 'Stand With Hong Kong' T-shirts."
Photos from the protest:
1. Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA.
Trump polling close friends over whether he should fire Mulvaney: report
President Donald Trump is considering firing Mick Mulvaney, his acting White House chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, The Atlantic reported Friday.
"Mick Mulvaney's job was in danger even before his disastrous press conference yesterday, and his equally disastrous attempt to walk that performance back," The Atlantic reported. "The fumble could not have been more poorly timed: According to multiple current and former White House officials, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to relay private conversations, Trump has been steadily souring on Mulvaney for weeks."
Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.
The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.
"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."
"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."