Lincoln Project and Nikki Fried Humiliate Themselves With Fake News Attack on DeSantis – Opinion

The Lincoln Project has shown once again that it isn’t very good at this whole politics thing. Virginia Governor. Glenn Youngkin win the election last year with one of their failed stunts, it appears they still haven’t learned their lesson. This time they were able to include Nikki Fried as a Florida governor candidate.

A tweet from the Lincoln Project showed an image of an email sent by The Lincoln Project to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested that he intends to run for Republican presidential nomination in 2024. “If I were to run for President will you support me?” the email read.

Continue reading the email:

They underestimated me in 2018 when I ran for governor of Florida. But now they know how strong the Keep Florida Free movement really is.

Faucian decrees closed down America’s economy, putting citizens under strict orders and locking them up. Florida was the first state to allow other states to reopen. Without the Sunshine State’s first step in the right direction, who know where we’d be.


Lincoln Project uses fake email to attack Florida governor Ron DeSantis. Credit: Twitter


The message goes on to state that DeSantis has “an uphill battle” and that his opponents are “going to use every tool in their war chest to take me down and do away with our freedom agenda.”

In its tweet, the Lincoln Project tagged Donald Trump Jr. and wrote: “Hey, @DonaldJTrumpJr, did you get Ron DeSantis’ latest email? You gonna support him for President?”

Many speculate that Trump would run for president again. However, Trump himself hasn’t yet stated whether or not he intends to. Trump, DeSantis and his coyness about his presidential ambitions could lead to a conflict between them.

Nikki Fried, who is running a quixotical campaign to unseat DeSantis as governor, shared the Lincoln Project’s tweet.

One problem was: the email is almost as real and as real-sounding as Jussie’s attack on Jussie.

Christina Pushaw was the press secretary for Governor DeSantis told RedState the email is “100% fake.”

In response to the Lincoln Project’s tweet, David Abrams, who works on DeSantis’ campaign, said the email “is as fake as it gets.”

There’s more! There’s more!

Keith Edwards, Fried’s communications director, also tweeted the faux email, writing, “That’s an odd question to ask if you’re not planning on running for President.”

After the scandal was exposed, he later apologized for his actions and deleted the tweet.

However, Pushaw wasn’t satisfied with the correction, and asked where the fake email originated. She said:

Sharing this tweet here for transparency 😇Now… want to tell us where this “scam email” came from?

At the time of writing, it is not known who the original sender of the fake email was. But the fact that neither the Lincoln Project nor Fried’s campaign ever bothered to verify its veracity is telling. They were rather gung-ho about splashing the fake message all over their Twitter pages–regardless of whether it was true. Maybe it was too tempting to resist.

However, this was clearly an attempt to thwart DeSantis and the Lincoln Project. However, Youngkin might have something in common with Florida’s governor if Youngkin is correct: They will both have been elected thanks to the Lincoln Project and its poor leadership.

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