LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — How does famed Hollywood director Rob Reiner explain the success of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump?
“There are a lot of people who are racist,” Reiner said during an appearance on the “Morning Joe” show Thursday.READ MORE: School Bus Involved In Crash In Compton
Reiner, a longtime fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, was asked by the show’s co-host Willie Geist how Reiner would explain “the millions and millions of people” who support Trump.
His answer appeared to shock the show’s entire panel, but when asked if he thinks all supporters of Trump are racist, Reiner replied, “They’re not all racists.”READ MORE: Woman Shot, Critically Wounded By Long Beach School Security Officer Near Millikan High
He then compared Trump supporters with those of Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders.
“Do you see any racist people at the Bernie rallies?” Reiner asked.
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