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Onetime Republican consultant Rick Wilson, who has been a vociferous and often tasteless critic of President Donald Trump, got a taste of his own medicine in an interview with cartoon characters Monday.
Appearing on late-night host Stephen Colbert’s parody news program, “Tooning Out the News,” The Lincoln Project co-founder became visibly uncomfortable over a series of ‘ambush’ questions pertaining to his past support of Republican presidents, as well as the affiliation of several Lincoln Project members with the George W. Bush administration.
A number of Lincoln Project videos bashing President Trump have gone viral, earning the organization adoration from some Democrats and Left-leaning media who take full political advantage of a supposed GOP-aligned group attacking a sitting Republican president.
In addition, The Lincoln Project has attracted financial support from Democrats and Democrat-aligned organizations.
His ‘interview’ with the Tooning Out hosts initially went well until cartoon host Sarah Sabo criticized Wilson for calling Trump “a whining b**ch addicted to Twitter.”
“Yes, he is a b**ch,” Sabo noted. “That is the biggest insult, comparing someone to a woman. I hate us.”
In noting that seven Lincoln Project members were associated with the administration of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, one of the cartoon hosts said, “I gotta say, we really miss Bush, he always did what was right for the country — that country being Saudi Arabia.”
“George W. Bush had such skill,” one female cartoon commentator said next. “He always knew how to keep human suffering a few more degrees of separation away from us.”
Wilson became noticeably unnerved by the Bush quips, and quickly tried to move the conversation back to Trump.
“Well look, there’s no president in the history of this country who has done more to abuse the…office of the presidency, to treat Americans in ways that are racially and morally and economically divisive, and he is…unquestionably the worst president in our history.”
“We agree with you, Rick, Trump’s failures are much much worse than George W. Bush’s,” the Sabo character responded.
“I mean Trump is responsible for bad deficit increases, bad corruption, bad racism, and bad countless deaths. But George W. Bush on the other hand is responsible for good deficit increases, good corruption, good racism, and good countless deaths,” she said as a graphic comparing the two was shown on-screen.
“You know, I miss the Republican Party before it embraced Trump, back when it only laid the groundwork for him,” one male cartoon character ‘commented.’
The show then played several clips of Left-wing commentators on MSNBC who support Democrats praising the Lincoln Project before ‘co-host’ Richard Ballard asked, “Rick, how rewarding is it to win over the people you’ve demonized your entire career?”
“You know what, the person I’m interested in demonizing right now is Donald Trump, and the person The Lincoln Project is focused on is Donald Trump,” Wilson stammered. “Allies come from all different stripes and all different walks of life, and I’m happy to accept the support and encouragement from folks across the spectrum.”
Sabo then noted Wilson’s past tweets in which he disparaged Muslims, Leftists, and the LGBTQ+ community before quoting a 2010 tweet in which he bashed “nutroot lefties” who were “Barack Obama’s b**tch,” as Wilson grew increasingly upset, shifting in his seat.
“Rick, when was the exact moment you realized those pathetic little wh*res could be tapped for money?” Sabo asked.
Wilson offered an embarrassed, stammering defense of the tweets, asking then cartoon anchors not to focus on those old quotes and adding that people move on from the past.
Wilson has been a regular critic of the president and, by association, the Republican Party he leads, even yucking it up with CNN’s Don Lemon and Leftist commentator Wajahat Ali in January, mocking the president’s supporters as “dumb, illiterate rubes.”
In March, Wilson sent a hateful tweet to first lady Melania Trump, in which he openly hoped for her to “be infected” by coronavirus, mocking her “Be Best” campaign.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 19, 2020
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