GOP operative and Never-Trumper Rick Wilson makes three errors on just one page of his new book, “Everything Trump Touches Dies.”
Wilson’s book was released on Tuesday and one page circulating around Twitter shows some basic factual inaccuracies.
The Heritage Foundation’s Lyndsey Fifield, one of the creators behind the “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan” meme that circulated during Ryan’s bid for vice president in 2012, noted that Wilson incorrectly referred to the memes as “erotic fanfic.”
“Uhhh we created
#HGIPR well before the 2012 election as a joke — and not a single person on Earth actually thought it was “erotic fanfic” — this is an embarrassing reach and is degrading,” Fifield tweeted on Wednesday.
Uhhh we created #HGIPR well before the 2012 election as a joke—and not a single person on earth actually thought it was “erotic fanfic” — this is an embarrassing reach and is degrading to me, @emzanotti, and all the people who joined in our fun. pic.twitter.com/TqMvE6hrWY
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) August 7, 2018
In the same paragraph, Wilson claimed that Paul Ryan became speaker of the House before being chosen as Romney’s running mate for the 2012 presidential election. Ryan, however, did not actually become speaker until the fall of 2015 after John Boehner resigned.
Rick also botches a basic fact: Ryan didn’t become speaker until 2015 — his vp nom came before that, not after https://t.co/qFxMC7a0lU
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) August 8, 2018
Finally, Wilson refers to Bob Michel — a former Republican congressman who was the longest serving minority leader ever in the House — as “Bob Michael.”
Who is Bob Michael? The brother of ex-@yankees GM and ex-@cubs manager Gene Michael? The brother of the late George Michael (sports machine) or the other late George Michael (Wham!) https://t.co/H3iZ9H1bXV
Everything @TheRickWilson writes needs editing.
— T.J. Brown (@tjbrown) August 8, 2018