Republican strategist Rick Wilson was flooded with criticism online after giving a vulgar description of Donald Trump’s “alt-right” supporters during an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday night.
Wilson particularly zeroed in on Trump’s alternative-right fans. According to one online definition, the alternative right can be defined as a “diverse assortment of people, mostly online, who identify as right-wingers but consider themselves either opposed to, or profoundly alienated from mainstream American conservatism — usually because they view it as being too liberal, or preoccupied with the wrong issues.”
Wilson, a strong critic of Trump, noted that many of the billionaire’s alternate right fans have “Hitler iconography in their Twitter icons.”
He added, “Most of them are childless single men who masturbate to anime. They’re not real political players. These are not people who matter in the overall course of humanity.”
Wilson tried to stress on Twitter he wasn’t referring to all of Trump’s fans, only the alternate right supporters, but was still hammered by individuals who were appalled at his remarks.
Yep. Exactly as expected. Hitler Twitter's infinite butthurt is rolling into my TL.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 20, 2016
The GOP strategist’s account was flooded with criticism — much of which was too graphic to publish. Individuals sent Wilson images of anime pornography while others chose to make sexual attacks on his daughter.
Wilson is no stranger to controversy. Last year he was forced to apologize after making a sexually vulgar comment toward conservative pundit Ann Coulter.
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