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Rob Reiner Wastes No Time Attacking Trump Immediately After His Father Carl Reiner's Death

Legendary actor, director, and screenwriter Carl Reiner passed away Monday evening, and many in America mourned his death. Reiner’s impact on pop culture is undeniable. Out of curiosity, I decided to check the Twitter feed of his son, the notoriously left-wing actor and director Rob Reiner and was shocked at what I found.

Rob Reiner tweeted about his father’s death at 7:20 AM Pacific Time (10:20 AM ET) on Tuesday morning. “Last night my dad passed away,” he wrote. “As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.”

This wasn’t shocking at all. It was what came before it that was shocking. Because apparently his heart wasn’t hurting so much he couldn’t attack Trump and GOP first.

“It’s time for a prominent elected Republican to ask the President to step down,” Rob Reiner tweeted at 9:46 PM Pacific Time Monday evening (12:46 AM ET Tuesday). It is not clear whether this tweet came before or after his father’s passing, as it has not been reported at what time Carl Reiner passed on Monday evening. I sincerely hope it was after this tweet.

But, a few short hours after his father passed, Reiner tweeted, “GOP, there is no higher crime than Treason.”

His father literally just passed away and Reiner apparently felt it was necessary to make at least one, maybe two, hyperbolic anti-Trump/anti-GOP tweets? Seriously? And he thinks Trump’s Twitter habits are bad?

After a couple of tweets honoring his father, Rob Reiner once again resumed attacking Trump in another tweet:

Is Rob Reiner’s hatred of Trump so strong that he can’t spend some time mourning his father before launching into political attacks? Everyone mourns in their own way, but I think Rob Reiner’s priorities are just a bit out of whack.

Take some time to mourn your father, Meathead.

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Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis