Actor Rob Reiner compared President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE to sitcom character Archie Bunker on Friday, telling CBS's Stephen Colbert that the country is "living" the sitcom "All in the Family" in real life.
Reiner said on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Friday night that the bigoted Bunker character bears comparisons to Trump.
"People always say, 'you could redo "All in the Family" today,' [but] I said 'What do you mean? We're living it,' " Reiner, who also starred on the show, told Colbert.
"We've got Archie in the White House," Reiner said to applause.
Reiner's comments echo those of Norman Lear, the creator of "All in the Family," who said in 2016 that Trump and Bunker were essentially the same.
“He is Archie Bunker,” Lear said then before Trump's election. "I think of Donald Trump as the middle finger of the American right hand. Why is this happening? Whether you’re Republican or a Democrat, can we all seriously agree this is bad for America?”
Reiner added in the interview Friday that he has "never" met anyone like Trump, pointing to the president's ego as a defining characteristic.
"I've never seen anything like this in my life. There's no actor I've ever worked with who comes even close to this man," Reiner said. "It was all-consuming."
Reiner has called for Americans to increase their protests against the president, saying in June that he didn't think there was a "line" that could be crossed when it came to demonstrating against Trump.
“I don’t think there’s a line when you’re saying something that is accurate,” he said. “If you treat women a certain way and you have a pattern of treating someone a certain way over your lifetime, the term misogynist comes into play. If you talk about things that are racist, then you earned that.”