Actor Michael Rapaport has frequently used crass and degrading language when referring to President Donald Trump over the past several years, but he recently proved that his offensive rhetoric extended to others in the president’s inner circle.
Reacting to news that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had tested positive for the coronavirus, Rapaport wondered if the development would lead to her being replaced by “Buffalo Sarah Sanders,” as reported by Breitbart.
“We want Buffalo Sarah”
The actor’s latest remarks came in the form of a tweet he posted on Tuesday.
“Now that [McEnany] has the China Virus, does that mean the return of Buffalo Sarah Sanders?” he tweeted, following up with a distorted picture of the former press secretary that appears to reveal more about the artist’s motivations than anything else.
We Want Buffalo Sarah pic.twitter.com/4kDi2VLpNh
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) October 5, 2020
Rapaport also went after McEnany, asking if there was any evidence of her “wearing a mask ever.”
She received some criticism from White House reporters in the days after Trump’s infection for opting against covering her face when briefing the press, ultimately joining the growing list of administration insiders to also test positive.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany confirmed in a statement. “No reporters, producers or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.”
“Don’t let it dominate your life”
Plenty of other Americans are less convinced that face masks are the panacea some in the media and healthcare industries have proclaimed them to be. Upon returning to the White House after spending the weekend at Walter Reed Medical Center, Trump removed his face mask for a photo opportunity before turning toward the executive residence.
“Don’t be afraid of COVID,” he said a short time later. “Don’t let it dominate your life.”
Meanwhile, Rapaport’s tweets are hardly the only personal attacks that have been aimed at a prominent female conservative by a progressive who claims to support women’s rights.
Given the Trump administration’s optimistic outlook amid a White House outbreak, it is hard to see how ad hominem attacks like these will help their cause ahead of Election Day.