GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel Slams Uncle Mitt Romney for Criticizing Trump

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel attacked her uncle Mitt Romney on Twitter Wednesday for his recent criticism of President Trump, calling the incoming senator’s words “divisive and unproductive.” “POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7,” McDaniel—who dropped “Romney” from her name in official communications at the president’s request in 2017—wrote. “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.” Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate, ruffled feathers on Tuesday when he published an anti-Trump op-ed in The Washington Post. “With the nation so divided, resentful, and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable,” Romney wrote in the op-ed. “And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.” Later in the op-ed, Romney added that Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” Trump responded to the op-ed Wednesday morning, tweeting, “I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!”