‘Rather be homeless than take a dime’: Lincoln Project anti-Trumper has meltdown over $2,000 stimulus checks idea being praised
Lincoln Project senior adviser Rachel Bitecofer received quite the online backlash after condemning President Donald Trump over his suggestion to increase the long awaited in-person stimulus paychecks from $600 to $2,000.
“Count me out,” Bitecofer tweeted, lamenting that some credit for the stimulus increase went to Trump and not the liberal congresswomen of the Democratic ‘Squad’. “I’d rather be homeless than take one damn dime of blood money from that monster,” Bitecofer continued, adding that earlier this year she “did not need” the first $1,200 stimulus check.
Apparently crediting the Democrats with the second suggested payment, Bitecofer vowed to “deposit” it, saying “…at least it wasn’t coming from him.”
Oh- the $2K is tied to Trump & his veto not The Squad?
Count me OUT. I’d rather be homeless than take 1 DAMN DIME OF BLOOD $ FROM THAT MONSTER.
1st stimulus I didn’t need. This one, I will rush to deposit to avoid stuff bouncing. But at least it wasn’t coming from HIM.
— Rachel “The Doc” Bitecofer 📈🔭🍌 (@RachelBitecofer) December 23, 2020
A little bit later, she doubled down on criticism of Trump’s decision to ask Congress to amend the coronavirus relief bill, blaming some Americans for praising the decision. “Blows my mind that people are lining up behind Trump because he’s manipulating them with this $2,000 stimulus,” Bitecofer tweeted.
Bitecofer’s comments provoked a visceral and one-sided reaction online.
Many commenters were baffled by her “privilege” to reject the stimulus over a political disagreement amid an economic crisis and a pandemic. One person tweeted that Bitecofer had “zero empathy for people starving and becoming homeless.”
“Imagine how privileged you have to be in order to care more about the person giving you money rather than the money itself,” wrote another commenter.
There it is. Lincoln Project republican grifter over privileged white woman. Must be nice. I sincerely hope a series of easily preventable tragedies befall her rendering her houseless… and I hope she gets access to all the aid she needs. See if she turns it down in party lines pic.twitter.com/dsYWKZbR1X
— ARusynBot (@rusyn_a) December 23, 2020
What a privileged, garbage take. Not surprising, just self-centered garbage with zero empathy for people starving and becoming homeless.
— Carberry von Blorgia🗽🍑 (@ProfJSCarberry) December 23, 2020
You obviously don’t need it to begin with, privileged Karen
— FREE ROSS ULBRICHT (@PardonRossNow) December 23, 2020
Imagine how privileged you have to be in order to care more about the person giving you money rather than the money itself
— 💥ℝ𝕌𝕋ℍ𝕃𝔼𝕊𝕊 𝔸ℙ𝕆𝕃𝕃𝕆🏴🚩 (@realCEOofANTIFA) December 23, 2020
Some other tweeters were mocking Bitecofer for her curious understanding of economics, as commenters hurried to point out the stimulus checks were not drawn from Trump’s personal funds, but from American tax dollars. “It’s our money, we need it to survive,” one person wrote, replying to Bitecofer.
It’s our money in the first place.
— anti-state (@anarchistnobody) December 23, 2020
You DO know that the money comes from the same place.
Its our tax dollars.
I’ll take it.
— Unrepresented Ppl’s Pty Atheist didn’t vote Biden (@BerningAtheist) December 23, 2020
“Count me out” or “rush to deposit”? 🤷🏻♂️
It’s our money, we need it to survive.
— Darryl 🚩🏴🌹🍞 (@dkapplesaplings) December 23, 2020
It would seem that the Republican president’s call for an initially Democrat-supported agenda highlighted the political divisions of the US. For example, similarly to Bitecofer, Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar called Trump’s proposition “an attack on every American.”
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