Rick Wilson Scoffs at Memo Hype: ‘People Laughing at Devin Nunes Like He’s Tommy Wiseau’
In the wake of the Great Nothing Burger of 2018 – as some have been calling the Nunes memo – Republican political strategist Rick Wilson skewered the GOP for pushing the memo so hard when there wasn’t much of substance in it.
He tweeted that the memo had gone off like a “fart in a hurricane” – in couplet form, no less:
Nunes and his little friends
Vowed to bring the pain
But Devin's memo whiffed today
Like a fart in a hurricane
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 2, 2018
“The first rule of politics is always: underpromise, overdeliver,” Wilson told host Katy Tur on MSNBC Live Friday. “They turned this into something where they’d had people believing that today you would see Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Jim Comey, Susan Rice marched off in handcuffs, and instead you’ve got people laughing at Devin Nunes like he’s Tommy Wiseau.”
“This is an absurdity, this thing is the weakest sauce I could have imagined, in fact it’s comical how bad it is,” he added.
At the end of the segment, Tur asked Wilson to quote a line from Wiseau’s 2003 cult classic “The Room” a la Wiseau, to which Wilson responded, in a terrible impression: “You’re killing me!”
Hey, Rick? It’s “You are tearing me apart, Lisa.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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