CNN contributor Rick Wilson emerged from his parent’s basement long enough to tweet a message suggesting Melania Trump should “be infected” with coronavirus.
Wilson, a former GOP strategist who loves to shower himself with negative attention from Trump supporters and not much else, responded to a CNN article addressing the First Lady’s appearance in several PSAs advising Americans on how they “can protect themselves and those most at risk” of being exposed to the virus.
The gutter-dwelling never-Trumper responded with a simple hashtag playing off the name of Mrs. Trump’s ‘Be Best’ initiative.
“#BeInfected,” he wrote.
Naturally, there was widespread outrage to Wilson’s comments from all hemispheres of the social network.
“This is the most insidious [and] hateful rhetoric of anyone who exists in political punditry. Rick Wilson is wishing Coronavirus on Melania Trump,” wrote The Hill’s Joe Concha.
“It is despicable,” he concluded. “He deserves no platform.”
And yet, CNN gives him an ample platform.
Steve Cortes, a former CNN contributor himself, called Wilson “a disgusting creep.”
Which is an early candidate for ‘Understatement of the Year.’
This is garbage, and you are a grown ass adult who should know better.
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) March 19, 2020
Little, Little Man
As is typically the case with this insecure, little man, Wilson had no intention of backing down and played his typical ‘I didn’t mean it that way’ shtick.
“As noted several times, it was a play off her failed #BeBest campaign, but the Trump outrage machine needs feeding,” he complained.
“Part of the outrage machine will be breathless stories on all the usual suspect sites saying ‘Wilson wished Melania would get COVID’ off a one-word tweet,” Wilson also griped.
He dismissed such criticism from anybody who would not seek direct comment from him on the matter. As if to say people aren’t smart enough to interpret his juvenile little hashtag.
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) March 19, 2020
Dumb, Dumb Man
You know, for a self-fantasizing intellectual superpower, Wilson does some really stupid things.
Writing the words “be infected” and then feigning surprise when people interpret it as you wishing Melania Trump would actually “be infected” is a really “boomer rube” move.
But yea, that guy with all of his ‘books and maps and stuff’ likes to look down on others …
The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents.
If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened. pic.twitter.com/8kQ6zN9AZV
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 28, 2020
Wilson recently just fell for a very obviously fake tweet in an attempt to smear President Trump over the stock market. A stock market struggling directly due to the coronavirus crisis.
Lol at these clowns falling for a fake tweet pic.twitter.com/5Bpqa6m0ED
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) March 9, 2020
The elevator doesn’t exactly go to the top floor in Wilson’s head, does it?
Aside from the condescension, this CNN contributor is actively cheering on market chaos and hoping the First Lady gets infected with the coronavirus.
He enjoys Americans suffering as long as it reflects poorly on the man that haunts his nightmares, President Trump. Guess that makes him the perfect CNN guest.