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Rob Reiner Says Trump Is Worse Than Weinstein (Photo)

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Director Rob Reiner had some sharp criticisms about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump.

While speaking at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Oct. 8, Reiner condemned Weinstein on his accusations of sexual harassment, but reminded the audience that Trump is still far worse, the Daily Mail reported.

"Harvey Weinstein did a bad thing. He did a really bad thing," Reiner said during an interview with BuzzFeed film critic Alison Willmore. "There's no defending that. It's horrible."

“Yes, Harvey Weinstein’s a bad guy,” Reiner continued, “but it’s not equal to the President of the United States.”

Reiner said the president is "also an abuser," referring to the infamous Access Hollywood tape recording, on which Trump is heard boasting about being able to grab women by their private parts because he is a celebrity.

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Reiner is just the latest of Hollywood stars to come out and denounce Weinstein after the bombshell allegations emerged in early October. The New York Times reported that Weinstein repeatedly sexually harassed several female employees and movie stars throughout his three-decade-long career.

The New York Times alleged that Weinstein once asked actress Ashley Judd if she would like to watch him shower during a meeting in his hotel room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Weinstein also allegedly offered to give Judd a massage. He reportedly answered the door in a bathrobe.

“How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?” Judd said she remembered thinking, according to the newspaper.

The report also alleged that Weinstein paid Rose McGowan $100,000 for an unknown incident shortly after filming the hit movie "Scream."

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“From the outside, it seemed golden -- the Oscars, the success, the remarkable cultural impact,” Mark Gill, former president of Miramax Los Angeles, told The New York Times. “But behind the scenes, it was a mess, and this was the biggest mess of all."

Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company shortly after the news broke.

Reiner also mentioned New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who confirmed through his spokesperson that he will be giving all of Weinstein's contributions "to several charities supporting women," BuzzFeed reported. The contributions were estimated at $16,200.

Reiner did not stop there. He took to Twitter shortly after to further criticize Trump.

"Pathological liar, moron, mentally ill. It is time for GOP to say publicly what they say in private," Reiner tweeted, presumably referring to the president. "Can't have incompetent fool causing WW111."

Sources: Daily Mail, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Rob Reiner/Twitter / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Getty Images for Hamptons International Film Festival, David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

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