Top GOP Consultant Unleashes Epic #NeverTrump Tweetstorm

In which a memorable new nickname for the presumptive GOP nominee is born.

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Veteran Republican consultant Rick Wilson has been at the vanguard of the #NeverTrump movement. As other anti-Trump Republicans have fallen in line for the sake of party unity, Wilson has continued to launch fiery (and profanity-laced) tirades against the presumptive GOP nominee and the party poobahs backing him. On Wednesday night, he unleashed an epic tweetstorm, denouncing Republican National Committee staffers for working to get Trump elected. “You own this,” he warned. “You’re covered in his stench.” In the course of his Twitter rant, Wilson coined a new nickname for Trump, “Cheeto Jesus,” which fast became a meme. Read the whole thing here:

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