Rob Reiner, a director, actor, and veteran Democrat activist accused previous President Donald Trump for the recent attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul Pelosi, stating it was “directly” related to Trump’s challenge to the 2020 election’s legitimacy.
Reiner accused the previous president of “promoting The Big Lie for 2 years” in a Friday tweet.
Reiner claimed that Trump’s skepticism of election results “directly” fueled the brutal assault on Pelosi’s residence.
“The violent attack on Paul Pelosi and the attempted murder of Speaker Pelosi are directly tied to that Lie,” stated the Oscar-nominated filmmaker and actor.
As a result, Reiner declared that “Donald Trump is 100% accountable for this and Jan.6, and that he must be prosecuted and never be permitted to hold office again.”
Many people mocked the left-wing director for his remarks.
“It’s difficult to imagine someone this stupid. With all due respect, you are absolutely perplexing,” wrote professor Gad Saad.
“The one and only lie I have seen is Russian collusion, which you’ve been peddling for 6 years,” conservative commentator Tim Young tweeted.
“Since everybody knows that San Francisco is MAGA country,” novelist Larry Alex Taunton mocked.
Based on a statement from the speaker’s office, Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was hospitalized Friday after an intruder broke into their San Francisco residence early Friday and assaulted him.
The alleged assailant was identified as David DePape 42, who is still in custody, and also the motive for his attack is unknown, according to the San Francisco Police Dept.
At that time, the Speaker wasn’t at home.
The incident has brought attention to the subject of growing crime countrywide under Democratic control, as well as soft-on-crime Democrat politicians, with crime being the country’s second most pressing issue as the midterm elections approach on Nov. 8.
Efforts to link the assault to the right come as Americans prepare to vote in midterm elections.
CNN and MSNBC sought to link the incident to the Jan. 6 riot, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) pinned it on “MAGA Extremists.”
Klobuchar called it a “vicious assault in which [the Speaker] has already been villainized for years, and a huge surprise, it’s going viral, and it turned violent” on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
“And, as you stated, I think it’s really important to emphasize that Homeland Security has been warning about this for years,” she continued. “The assaults on her and this bunch of MAGA radicals, which, by the way, are placing Donald Trump-supporting candidates on the ballot, did not stop when Donald Trump left office.” They’ve been making inroads into our politics.”