Director Rob Reiner on Why Neither Political Party Works Today


Two-time Emmy Award winner Rob Reiner says there’s “blame to go around” for Donald Trump’s presidency. On “Salon Talks,” Reiner spoke with Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir about his new journalism movie “Shock and Awe” and the current state of American democracy. The director and actor revealed how an election process should be include the vetting of candidates, but when it comes to Donald Trump, that process failed. “We had Hillary Clinton vetted and yet, with Trump, even though there was a lot of lies and Access Hollywood tapes and all that stuff, there was never any real vetting of who this guy was, who he was at his core.” Watch the video above to learn more about where Reiner thinks the media got it wrong about Trump.

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