President Trump appeared to be pleased with the Democratic National Committee chair results on Saturday, tweeting a sarcastic congratulations to the victor, Tom Perez, and the Republican Party.
Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
In response, Perez, the former Obama labor secretary, told Trump to wipe the grin off his face. He, his deputy chair Keith Ellison, and all Democrats are now a united front, he argued.
Perez can talk a big game, but even his own party is dissatisfied with the new leadership. The former labor secretary, they argue, represents the establishment wing of the party. Ellison would have been the only true "grassroots" leader. What's more, the DNC voted to continue allowing corporate cash to flow in, proving they're not so "progressive" after all.
@kattracy Right? Let's all buy into the platitudes. Surely, they won't go back to being subservient to lobbyist and corporate donors. ????????— Rain Duran (@RainDuran) February 26, 2017
The Republican National Committee recognized the lost opportunity that may result in more tough elections for Democrats.
"By selecting a D.C. insider, Democrats only create deeper divisions within their own party by pushing a far left agenda that rejects a majority of their base outside Washington," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said on Saturday.