Political strategist Rick Wilson isn't about to backpedal on his criticism of Trump supporters, and he's not afraid to tell the haters where he stands.
Wilson, an outspoken critic of Trump, lashed out at Trump supporters in a January 4th episode of CNN live, calling them a "credulous rube ten-toothed base" and claiming that Trump is a con man and the wall is a scam. "It's an insult to their intelligence, but obviously that seems to work with his base."
Rick Wilson🤢about the wall and Trump supporters: "The wall has always been a con for Donald Trump’s credulous rube… https://t.co/CzmXvz4ilQ— Wojciech Pawelczyk (@Wojciech Pawelczyk) 1546599221.0
"Obviously, not all Trump supporters are ten-toothed rubes," Wilson tweets, "but I'd bet you a hundred quatloos research would prove all ten-toothed rubes are Trump supporters."
2/ Obviously, not all Trump supporters are ten-toothed rubes, but I'd bet you a hundred quatloos research would pro… https://t.co/EhQ14Ob3xO— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1546786136.0
@TheRickWilson Yup👏👏 Thanks Rick😘 https://t.co/WaLBvhxpzP— Katherine Hull (@Katherine Hull) 1546787003.0
@TheRickWilson @brandymac37 This whole thread is awesome!!! Maybe you should just say bite me! Oh I guess that wo… https://t.co/OpfHc87zfS— arlene butler (@arlene butler) 1546792347.0
It wasn't over.
He goes on to say "The reaction to my throwaway line was a sign of 2 things; the unbelievable political and status insecurity of the Trump voter. They were offended by the dental comment, but they should have been offended by the "rube" comment. Because *I* didn't make them rubes. Trump did."
4/ The reaction to my throwaway line was a sign of 2 things; the unbelievable political and status insecurity of th… https://t.co/qspTRvfSXH— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1546786711.0
@TheRickWilson https://t.co/yGrznVxVxm— Marty Malinowski (@Marty Malinowski) 1546788169.0
@TheRickWilson No one wants to admit being the mark in a con.— FTW4EVER (@FTW4EVER) 1546786810.0
@TheRickWilson Wow. BRING IT HOME RICK!!!!— SCIENCE CAUSES THINKING (@SCIENCE CAUSES THINKING) 1546786910.0
@TheRickWilson Surgically precise analysis, as always.— Morgan (@Morgan) 1546811743.0
During the segment, Wilson also said the president "spends his morning ‘executive time’ hoovering up rails of Adderall and rage tweeting," but that didn't get nearly as much blowback from Trump supporters.
The blowback doesn't seem a bother to Wilson.