NeverTrumper Rick Wilson, who is often a guest commentator on CNN and MSNBC, seemed to wish the coronavirus on First Lady Melania Trump Wednesday.
The “#BeInfected” remark was apparently a mocking reference to Melania Trump’s #BeBest hashtag, as Wilson later claimed. The White House announced Wednesday that the first lady would be joining members of the coronavirus task force to produce some public service announcements on the pandemic — informing Americans on the best ways to avoid contracting the virus. Wilson was seemingly referencing that decision.
Republican Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar told the pundit, “Delete this, American are dying.”
Delete this, Americans are dying.— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) March 19, 2020
You’re a really a disgusting person Rick. I know a lot of people have said it but it’s true. You should really start going by the name Dick, it suits you more than the name Rick does... You’ll never let go of your bitterness that Trump won. It’s truly pitiful.— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) March 19, 2020
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
Wilson's latest embarrassment came when he and CNN's Don Lemon made fun of the intelligence level of Trump supporters.
After a barrage of criticism, Wilson claimed it was all a joke. “ANYONE who thought I was wishing COVID on Melania is fu**wit.”
ANYONE who thought I was wishing COVID on Melania is fuckwit.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 19, 2020
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.