Rick Wilson Eviscerated After Calling Out 2012 Domino’s Tweet
When people play the “let’s dig up old tweets” game, it typically doesn’t end well. Just ask Rick Wilson.
The former GOP strategist and Lincoln Project advisor gaslighted Domino’s on Tuesday for an innocent reply tweet to current White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany that was sent on November 8, 2012. McEnany was a 24-year-old producer for the “Mike Huckabee Show” on Fox News when she composed the tweet.
— Domino's Pizza (@dominos) November 9, 2012
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 16, 2020
After Wilson tweeted that Domino’s had “killed” their brand, Domino’s hit back.
“It’s unfortunate that thanking a customer for a compliment back in 2012 would be viewed as political,” the multinational pizza chain replied. “Guess that’s 2020 for ya.”
Welp. It's unfortunate that thanking a customer for a compliment back in 2012 would be viewed as political. Guess that's 2020 for ya.
— Domino's Pizza (@dominos) June 16, 2020
Wilson’s attempt to “cancel” Domino’s backfired in epic proportions. Social media users dug up old tweets and Instagram posts involving Wilson like he had done to Domino’s.
In 2014, his wife allegedly posted an Instagram photo on a boat that contained a cooler with a Confederate flag and read “The South Will Rise Again.” Wilson did not respond to this reporter for comment.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 16, 2020
Wilson is the same guy who mocked Southerners on CNN earlier this year.
This clip of Rick Wilson, Don Lemon and Wajahat Ali mocking Trump and his voters will 100% be in a commercial that helps us to re-elect @realDonaldTrump. Ironically it’ll be the 1st time Rick Wilson actually helped a Republican win a Presidential election.pic.twitter.com/PaU6sB2WAs
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) January 28, 2020
But it didn’t stop there. Here are some more posts people dug up.
If we're going to talk about old social media posts that can be viewed as problematic. Hey Rick, why are you using my people's culture to mock the jobs people take? https://t.co/sSh0b7ePDt pic.twitter.com/HpwvzRdQDr
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 16, 2020
3 weeks in to the #Trayvon controversy. This is about the time Al Sharpton starts talking about "white interlopers" or "diamond cutters"
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 7, 2012
Wilson ignored the backlash and continued to tweet on Tuesday and Wednesday.
How mature for a 56-year-old.