President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE in a series of late-night tweets criticized a group led by George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: GOP blocking Jan. 6 commission 'more appalling' than both Trump acquittals Press: Get orange jumpsuit ready: extra large Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE, a lawyer who is a frequent Trump critic and who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPsaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle Conway and Spicer fire back at White House over board resignation requests MORE, calling its members “all losers” after it released a video attacking the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump lashed out at The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group that is largely made up by GOP strategists and consultants.
“A group of RINO Republicans who failed badly 12 years ago, then again 8 years ago, and then got BADLY beaten by me, a political first timer, 4 years ago, have copied (no imagination) the concept of an ad from Ronald Reagan, ‘Morning in America’, doing everything possible to get even for their many failures,” Trump tweeted, using an acronym meaning “Republican in name only.”
“You see, these loser types don’t care about 252 new Federal Judges, 2 great Supreme Court Justices, a rebuilt military, a protected 2nd Amendment, biggest EVER Tax & Regulation cuts, and much more. I didn’t use any of them because they don’t know how to win, and their so-called Lincoln Project is a disgrace to Honest Abe,” Trump added.
....get even for all of their many failures. You see, these loser types don’t care about 252 new Federal Judges, 2 great Supreme Court Justices, a rebuilt military, a protected 2nd Amendment, biggest EVER Tax & Regulation cuts, and much more. I didn’t use any of them....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2020
....lost for Evan “McMuffin” McMullin (to me). Steve Schmidt & Reed Galvin lost for John McCainJohn Sidney McCain20 years after 9/11, US foreign policy still struggles for balance What the chaos in Afghanistan can remind us about the importance of protecting democracy at home 'The View' plans series of conservative women as temporary McCain replacements MORE, Romney’s campaign manager (?) lost big to “O”, & Jennifer Horn got thrown out of the New Hampshire Republican Party. They’re all LOSERS, but Abe Lincoln, Republican, is all smiles!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2020
The president then attacked individual advisers to the group.
In a jab at George Conway, Trump invoked Conway's wife.
“I don’t know what Kellyanne did to her deranged loser of a husband, Moonface, but it must have been really bad,” Trump tweeted.
“They’re all LOSERS, but Abe Lincoln, Republican, is all smiles,” Trump added.
George Conway addressed Trump's latest tweets Tuesday on Twitter, saying, "I guess our next ad should be 'Moron in America.'"
The Lincoln Project, meanwhile, knocked Trump for the "misspellings and childish insults" in his tweets.
“The fact the President of the United States is making petty attacks against political consultants at one o'clock in the morning illustrates just how unstable and unfit for office he really is,” Jennifer Horn, co-founder of the group, said in a statement. “While coronavirus deaths are rising and doctors and nurses across the country continue to work without the necessary personal protection equipment, this President is obsessed with his social media image. The Lincoln Project will continue to educate the American people about Donald Trump's failed and dangerous presidency."
The president's attack came after the group released its latest anti-Trump video, which targeted his response to the coronavirus crisis.
The 60-second ad is titled “Mourning in America,” playing off former President Reagan’s 1984 ad titled “Morning in America.”
The Reagan ad highlighted what The Lincoln Project said was the “positive impact” under Reagan’s first term in the White House, but its video targeting Trump instead paints a more pessimistic picture of the state of the country nearing the end of Trump’s first term.
Under Trump, the narrator of the ad said the country is “weaker and sicker and poorer.”
Updated at 9:14 a.m.