“The … Lowlifes of the Lincoln Project are back on, where else, Fox News,” Trump wrote on social media. “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 I got in 2016.”
Trump accused Fox News and top executive Paul Ryan, a former House speaker, of only having “high standards for ‘Trump’ ads, but not for anyone else.” He added, “The Perverts should not be allowed to ‘false advertise,’ and Fox News should not allow it to happen. See you all in Court!!!”
The Epoch Times has contacted Fox News and the Lincoln Project for comment.
Rick Wilson, the controversial co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, dismissed Trump’s remarks on Twitter. In a profanity-laced video, Wilson told Trump to “go for it … come at me. I can’t wait. We’re delighted by the thought you would try to sue us, Donald.”
“You’re not going to sue anybody,” he wrote, adding, “If you want to try and sue us, Donald, go for it.”
The Lincoln Project drew criticism last year after several former employees sought to be freed from a nondisclosure agreement with the organization in order to speak about alleged sexual harassment and misconduct. It came after the New York Times published a report in which 21 men accused Lincoln Project operative John Weaver, who formerly advised Sen. John McCain and John Kasich, of sexual harassment.
The anonymous individuals in February 2021 demanded that the organization release them in order to speak openly about alleged “harassment perpetuated” by Weaver “that we have experienced or witnessed” and other claims.
Weaver co-founded the Lincoln Project super PAC, which is explicitly opposed to Trump, in 2019. He took a leave of absence from the group in 2020 and hasn’t returned.