FACT CHECK: Did Rob Reiner Say He Will Stop Using Twitter Until Donald Trump Goes To Prison?
A photo shared on Facebook allegedly shows a tweet from actor Rob Reiner claiming he will refrain from using Twitter until former President Donald Trump is imprisoned.
There is no evidence Reiner made this tweet. He responded to a screenshot of the post on Twitter confirming that it was not published by him.
Trump was recently unbanned from Meta’s social media platforms Facebook and Instagram following a two-year ban from the sites, according to The Guardian. Angst has also built within the former president’s inner circle over his attacks against former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, with many deeming the quips “racist,” Politico reported.
The Facebook post appears to show a tweet from Reiner, a notable Trump critic, threatening to boycott Twitter until the former president is imprisoned. “Until Trump goes to prison I will no longer be posting on Twitter,” the alleged tweet reads. “I’ve had it with the insults and put downs. Fuck all of you MAGA assholes.”
The photo was also shared to Twitter, where it garnered over 1,400 retweets. “What do you think about Rob Reiner announcing that he is leaving Twitter forever?” its caption reads.
This photo is digitally altered. The alleged tweet cannot be found on Reiner’s verified Twitter account, and Check Your Fact no credible news reports to show that this was a genuine post that Reiner made. (RELATED: Did Kari Lake Send This Tweet About Donald Trump Following The 2016 Election?)
Reiner responded to a tweet of the screenshot confirming that he did not make such a post.
This is not my account.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 23, 2023
The Facebook photo appears to be edited from a genuine tweet from Reiner published on Jan. 20. The original tweet reads, “Until Trump is Indicted for leading a Deadly Insurrection to Overthrow the United States Government, our Democracy will not be restored.”
Until Trump is Indicted for leading a Deadly Insurrection to Overthrow the United States Government, our Democracy will not be restored.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 20, 2023
This is not the first time Trump has been the subject of viral misinformation. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that the Trump campaign sent an email impersonating Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis requesting donations.