Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel rebuked her uncle, Sen.-elect Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Wednesday after Romney authored an op-ed slamming President Donald Trump’s character in the Washington Post.
McDaniel called his op-ed “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
In his op-ed, published Tuesday evening, Romney said “the Trump presidency made a deep descent in December,” noting the departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly from the administration and Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria.
Reiterating his opposition to Trump in 2016, Romney wrote that the president’s conduct in office “is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”
Trump inevitably responded to Romney, saying the incoming freshman senator should “be a TEAM player & WIN!,” comparing Romney to outgoing anti-Trump Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
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
Flake, for his part, liked Romney’s op-ed.
A thoughtful piece by incoming Senator Romney. https://t.co/pKO0wXgbLw
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) January 2, 2019
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