#BeInfected

PUBLISHED: 4:51 PM 19 Mar 2020

Never Trumper Tweets Mocking “#BeInfected,” Outrage Swiftly Follows

The tweet is not surprising, given the level of hate that operates in Rick Wilson.

Wilson's tweet is a real scumbag move. (Source: The Lincoln Project YouTube Screenshot)

Warning: Vulgar Language Used By Trump Hater.

Rick Wilson, the never-Trumper who co-founded the Lincoln Project, tweeted “#BeInfected,” mocking the First Lady’s “#BeBest” anti-bullying campaign. Apparently, Wilson doesn’t get the irony.

The Washington Examiner reported:

#BeInfected https://t.co/TZD35uaEvq

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 19, 2020

Wilson was slammed online for his criticism of the first lady.

“This is the most insidious & hateful rhetoric of anyone who exists in political punditry,” Joe Concha, a media reporter for the Hill, said. “Rick Wilson is wishing Coronavirus on Melania Trump. It doesn’t matter if the wish is aimed at a First Lady, or a doctor, a teacher, a policewoman. It is despicable. He deserves no platform.”

This is the most insidious & hateful rhetoric of anyone who exists in political punditry. Rick Wilson is wishing Coronavirus on Melania Trump. It doesn’t matter if the wish is aimed at a First Lady, or a doctor, a teacher, a policewoman. It is despicable. He deserves no platform. https://t.co/uTr5RVZSTX

— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) March 19, 2020

“Delete this, Americans are dying,” tweeted GOP Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar.

Delete this, Americans are dying.

— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) March 19, 2020

You are a sad little human being, @TheRickWilson.

What have you done to help in this crisis?

Just bloviating and getting everything wrong as always.

Delete your account. https://t.co/ApIVQRECvS

— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) March 19, 2020

 

Not remotely surprised that the worst person on twitter is tweeting the worst thing on twitter

— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) March 19, 2020

Amazing how people who hate Trump because he’s vulgar and uncivil are always the ones coming up with comments like this

— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) March 19, 2020

In response to the backlash, Wilson tweeted, “ANYONE who thought I was wishing COVID on Melania is fuckwit. You know full well it was a riff on ‘BeBest’ and it’s utter failure in the face of her husband’s continued role as Global Troll in Chief and National Bully. That said, fap to your fake-ass outrage all you like.” He added, “None of your fake outrage will matter in a day or two. None.”

ANYONE who thought I was wishing COVID on Melania is fuckwit.

You know full well it was a riff on “BeBest” and it’s utter failure in the face of her husband’s continued role as Global Troll in Chief and National Bully.

That said, fap to your fake-ass outrage all you like.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 19, 2020

None of your fake outrage will matter in a day or two.

None.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 19, 2020

Wilson is an outspoken critic of President Trump. His Lincoln Project group was started by former Republicans who are attempting to keep Trump from winning a second term.

The former GOP strategist has come under criticism in the past for his description of Trump supporters as “tin-toothed rubes.”

Many people argue that individuals as bigoted, ignorant, and vulgar as Rick Wilson are hardly worth the time of day.