RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel attacks her uncle Mitt Romney over his scathing op-ed slamming Donald Trump as not having “integrity” or “character.”
McDaniel, who reportedly dropped the ‘Romney’ name in public at Trump’s request for as long as she was with the RNC, tweeted: “POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”
POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 2, 2019
Um, it was her uncle going after Trump, not the media or the Democrats in this instance. She didn’t specifically name her uncle in her tweet but he is the only incoming senator to write an op-ed slamming Trump.
In the Washington Post op-ed Romney wrote:
“The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December. The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a “sucker” in world affairs all defined his presidency down.”
“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow “our better angels.” A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”
Donald Trump has been causing a lot of friction in many families, so much so that his name is taboo at many family events such as Thanksgiving dinner.
Trump responded to Romney’s tweet: “Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not….I won big and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a team player.”
Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2019
Even in his tweet, Trump lied. He claims he won big and Romney didn’t when in fact Romney loss with a higher percentage of votes than Trump won with. He received 47.2% of the vote in the 2012 election to Trump’s 46.1%. He didn’t win big. President Obama got a higher percentage in 2008 and 2012.
Reaction on Twitter to Ronna Romney McDaniel attacking her uncle:
Mitt Romney is Ronna Romney McDaniel's uncle. We already know that Republicans put party over country. Now they even throw family members under the bus to protect Trump. (Disclosure–Ronna's mother is a first cousin of mine.) https://t.co/DhGd4Y6mu4
— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) January 2, 2019
To repeat, George and Lenore Romney, honorable people, would have been profoundly embarrassed by Ronna Romney McDaniel, who is not. https://t.co/A059GSfYSv
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) January 2, 2019
There is no amount of money that could turn me against a good moral family member to defend someone who is as morally bankrupt as trump.
Hope it’s worth it Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel. https://t.co/gQJXajg6Ef
— Diana (@clive22) January 2, 2019
Say hi to Uncle Mitt for me, Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel! Your loyalties are totally misplaced as usual.
— Paul J Elliott (@PaulJElliott) January 2, 2019
Check yourself Ms Romney-McDaniel. You can stop using Romney but you are still a ROMNEY. Your Uncle is right. Donald is void of morals, values, ethics and is a thug and wannabe mobster. He has no business running anything, as all he does turns to shit
— Annette (@dolfin513) January 2, 2019
Ronna Romney McDaniel could be related to those Markle's who sell out Meghan and trash her all day. Count your blessings, lady.
— Stephanie. (@qsteph) January 2, 2019