Trump slams Lincoln Project 'sickos' after FBI 'raid' ad runs during Fox News
Donald Trump speaking with attendees at the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" hosted by Turning Point Action. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

On Thursday, former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to rage against the Lincoln Project, and take a swipe at Fox News for airing one of their ads.

"Why does Fox put them on?" Trump wrote. "The perverts of the Lincoln Project were 'run out of town' after it was learned that they did some really 'bad stuff.' Perversion anyone? Now they have re-emerged with a different but similar name. Keep these sicko’s off television!"

The Lincoln Project is a group of former Republican strategists who turned against the GOP after Trump became president, and became notorious for running advertisements designed specifically to needle him.

Trump's description of the Lincoln Project as "perverts" and "sickos" is presumably a reference to a scandal in which one of the group's co-founders, John Weaver, was implicated in sexual harassment.

The former president's outburst on social media comes as he faces an investigation by the FBI into improperly removed classified documents, that took a new step on Monday with a search warrant executed at his Mar-a-Lago country club in Palm Beach, Florida — the subject of the Lincoln Project's latest ad.

Trump responded to that action with yet another tirade, baselessly accusing the FBI of political targeting — although he refused to release the warrant to the public clarifying what items the FBI was authorized to search for. Attorney General Merrick Garland signaled on Thursday the DOJ will move to make the warrant public itself.

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