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Someone Hacked Rob Reiner's Very Liberal Twitter To Endorse Trump

Rob Reiner (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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You know how sometimes your immature friend finds your Facebook open and pens a controversial status that is totally unlike you and also sort of embarrassing? Apparently someone did that to actor/director Rob Reiner, hacking his Twitter feed to post an endorsement for Trump. Reiner, who has directed such films as Stand By Me, The Princess Bride and And So It Goes, is very much not a Trump fan. In fact, he usually tweets things like this:

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Reiner has been a liberal political activist for sometime. He supported Al Gore in the 2000 election, and endorsed Hillary Clinton in this one, as he did in 2008. He was a co-founder of American Foundation for Equal Rights, which supported the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against 2008's Prop 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state of California. He also campaigned for Prop 10, which would lead to the creation of First 5 California, which uses tobacco taxes to fund childhood education.

Reiner recently appeared on MSNBC's AM Joy where Reiner called Trump a "complete and utter failure as a businessman" and a man who gives a "bullhorn" to racism.

I believe that what we've done, what we've seen, is the last throes of the Civil War. We're fighting the last battles, and Donald Trump is leading the way for white nationalism. And it's sad because people are hanging on to this idea of a white America, immigrant-free America. It's scary and sad, but I believe we will win it.

So, we're sure his quick change of heart surprised some people, but was perceived as a hack or joke by most.

Now the question is, who exactly was behind this hack? Some people have theories.

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