Wow: RNC Chair Calls Out Her Uncle Mitt for His Anti-Trump Op-ed

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Posted: Jan 02, 2019 10:44 AM
Wow: RNC Chair Calls Out Her Uncle Mitt for His Anti-Trump Op-ed

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was in the awkward position of rebuking her own uncle on Twitter Wednesday after his very pointed criticism of President Trump. Senator-elect Mitt Romney published a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday night explaining how 45's words and actions "have caused dismay around the world." 

"The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December," Romney wrote. "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."

Romney went on to suggest Trump has failed to appeal to Americans' "better angels." He also pledged to call out the president whenever he posts a tweet that can be interpreted as "racist, divisive, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive."

President Trump and his team accused Romney of lashing out now because he is bitter that his 2012 presidential bid failed where Trump's 2016 campaign succeeded. He urged Romney to be a team player.

Shortly thereafter we got the following message from his niece.

Again, awkward. But, defending the president and his policies is kind of her job.