Taking to his Truth Social platform, Trump did not mince words as he labeled the founders of the infamous Lincoln Project as “Perverts and Misfits.”
Trump’s fiery words ignited a storm of controversy, triggering The Lincoln Project to issue a defensive video statement. Their attempt to ridicule Trump quickly backfired as the former president wasted no time showcasing the group’s own scandals.
“The Perverts and Misfits of the Lincoln Project have (barely!) gotten together again after their disgusting scandal, and pieced together some ads,” Trump declared on Truth Social.
Trump added, “They are running on fumes. Were they ever prosecuted for their crimes? Are their donors under investigation? Check it out!”
Trump’s scathing critique prompted Rick Wilson, one of the founders of The Lincoln Project, to issue a gasping response. “The Espionage Act is the one I’m hearing that really made you angry. I’m sorry, we put you on the same category as terrible spies in American history because you violated the law,” Wilson said in a two-minute-long whine.
Wilson, who did not clarify the accusations brought against him by Trump, came under fire after his colleague John Weaver, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project, was accused of sexual harassment by several young them.
Shortly after the public exposure of the scandal and Trump’s departure from the White House, The Lincoln Project found itself grappling with low funds and a struggle for relevancy amid the scandal-ridden administration of Joe Biden.
Several Trump supporters took to Twitter to share Trump’s response to the notoriously anti-conservative group, with one user saying, “Trump is coming in hot against the Lincoln Project.” A second user said, “Lincoln Project next to be broken by Trump. He knows something.”
In the days after the unprecedented indictment, Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign raised a whopping $7 million, in addition to $10 million raised after the Soros-funded Manhattan DA’s hit job.
Watch Wilson’s whiny response, or not, here.