The New York Post reports:
While most New Yorkers are hunkering in place, others are popping corks and staging parties that defy occupancy and social-distancing edicts. Lucian Wintrich, a former White House reporter, is one of them. The 31-year-old contrarian recently hosted a “corona potluck” at his small East Village apartment.
“They can’t diagnose us all,” reads the invite Wintrich sent to a select group for the March 14 gathering. “Don’t wash your hands. Bring your fav dish!” The tongue-in-cheek advert also included an image of a boy covered in chicken pox and a fork digging into a coronavirus spore.
Wintrich once wrote for the right-wing website The Gateway Pundit, and before that caused a stir with “Twinks for Trump”, an LGBT-themed art series that was shown at the 2016 Republican convention in Cleveland.
RELATED: Wintrich, pictured above on the right with Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft, was fired from the site in 2018 after he appeared on a white nationalist podcast. In 2017, he earned headlines when a protester snatched his “It’s OK To Be White” speech out of his hands. Prior to that, he earned scorn for tweeting a meme depicting Trump flying into the “CNN Twin Towers.” During his brief stint as a credentialed White House reporter, Wintrich declared that he was only there to troll the “real reporters.”
— LGBTQ Nation (@lgbtqnation) March 30, 2020
The coming stories of the Corona Potluck Cluster are going to be fascinating https://t.co/d1EP7MGP8S
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