The “Twinks 4 Trump” Guy Threw a “Corona Potluck”

We couldn't make this sh*t up if we tried.

We regret to inform you that Lucian Wintrich, the New York City-based former White House reporter behind “Twinks 4 Trump,” is back on his bullshit.

In blatant disregard of orders from federal, state, and local government officials amid the coronavirus pandemic, Wintrich hosted a “corona potluck” at his East Village apartment, the New York Post reports. The 31-year-old conservative provocateur sent out an invite for the March 14 event that read, “They can’t diagnose us all. Don’t wash your hands, bring your fav dish!”

About 20 people reportedly attended the potluck.

At the time of the potluck, officials in the Big Apple had already shuttered Broadway, recommended that all non-essential businesses close or cancel in-person events, and asked New Yorkers to practice social distancing or self-quarantining measures. The entire state of New York has since effectively shut down, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordering all non-essential workers to stay home and minimize contact with others as COVID-19 continues to claim lives.

Speaking to the Post about the gathering, Wintrich claimed it was “relatively inspired by the chickenpox parties that were all the rage in the ’90s.”

“The majority of folks I invited, if they got it, would recover fairly quickly and build up an immunity to the present form of COVID-19,” he told the outlet.

The same dangerous logic was touted by ultra-conservative writers at the The Federalist, prompting Twitter to ban the blog’s account for defying the recommendations of public health officials, The New York Times reported last week.

Dr. Arthur L. Caplan, a medical ethicist at New York University, told The Times that this “herd immunity” logic “not only makes no medical sense, it gets pretty close to advising homicide.” But sure, stop practicing good hand hygiene, flout the advice of actual medical experts, and throw that potluck. The party must go on, deadly pandemic be damned!

Seriously though, stay home.

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