President Trump came to the table with fighting words on Thursday, calling out Fox News for airing never-Trump Lincoln Project ads.
“The Perverts and Lowlifes of the Lincoln Project are back on, where else, Fox News,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “I thought they ran away to the asylum after their last catastrophic campaign, with charges made against them that were big time sleaze, and me getting many millions more votes in 2020 than in 2016.”
Trump, along with many conservative Americans, has a long-running distaste for the Lincoln Project, whose two stated mission objectives are to “defeat Donald Trump at the ballot box” and to “ensure Trumpism failed alongside him.”
In his Thursday statement, Trump also took aim at Paul Ryan, the former GOP Speaker of the House. “The Paul Ryun run Fox only has high standards for ‘Trump’ ads, but not for anyone else,” he continued. “The Perverts should not be allowed to ‘false advertise,’ and Fox News should not allow it to happen!”
“See you all in Court!!!” he promised.
The Lincoln Project’s newest attack ad, targeting election fraud evidence and President Trump, was released on cable news in Bedminster, New Jersey, per their press release. Ironically, the organization refers to itself as a “leading pro-democracy organization in the United States.”
This is not the first time Trump has tangled with the alleged “pro-democracy” organization. “Why does Fox put them on?” Trump asked previously in an August post shared to Truth Social. He continued, “The perverts of the Lincoln Project were ‘run out of town’ after it was learned that they did some really ‘bad stuff.’ Perversion anyone? Now they have re-emerged with a different but similar name. Keep those sicko’s off television!”
In 2020, the New York Post reported that GOP consultants had raised $78 million for the vitriolic organization. Further, their report revealed that the group allegedly encouraged Lincoln Project followers and supporters to harass people working for any law firms involved in President Trump’s litigation efforts to challenge the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.