GOP consultant calls Trump 'Cheeto Jesus' in epic tweetstorm

Technically Incorrect: Rick Wilson seems to think Twitter is the only place to get the Republican Party to speak out about its true feelings for its presumptive candidate.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


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Cheeto Jesus?

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Twitter is now the epicenter of the business of politics.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump believes Twitter is one of his great advantages. He fancies himself a sharp tweeter.

Lately, though, there have been mutterings of concern, some of them on Twitter, from his own party about his candidacy.

It seems claiming a judge's heritage makes him biased and then congratulating himself after the Orlando massacre haven't gone down well with senior GOP figures.

They are unable, or merely reluctant, to express their true feelings.

This has riled longtime Republican consultant Rick Wilson. So much so that he unleashed a tweetstorm.

In a 10-tweet barrage on Wednesday, Wilson assailed both Trump and the GOP chieftains.

It began by chastising Republicans for tolerating Trump's antics. He asks how anyone at the Republican National Committee has the "standing to act shocked that Trump is not doing the basics of campaigning?"

Then it got a touch stinky.

"No matter how much you try to act surprised, you own this," Wilson tweeted. "You're covered in his stench."

He had other thoughts, too.

"Your off the record sniping and grumbling is no substitute for moral courage," Wilson tweeted in far fewer than 140 characters. "That's so DC."

There's more, much of it delightfully obscene.

But it's the epithets that really matter, as Trump himself -- creator of "Crooked Hillary" and "Lyin' Ted" and so many more -- will tell you.

Wilson decided to create his own for Trump.

"This weekend, people were lined up hundreds deep to give blood to the victims of Orlando. Your Cheeto Jesus was praising himself."

It will be interesting to see if "Cheeto Jesus" catches on. Can Wilson have enough Twitter-power through his 41,500 followers to get it into the mainstream?

The Trump campaign didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

I feel sure, however, that the candidate will soon take to Twitter to decry this new epithet.

Or, at least, the "Cheeto" part.

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