RNC Chair aka Romney’s Niece Just Gave a Savage Response to the Incoming Senator’s Op-Ed Attacking Trump

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Sen.-elect Mitt Romney (R-Utah) wrote an op-ed bashing President Donald Trump, but not before Romney’s niece, who also happens to be the chair of the Republican National Committee, slammed him for going after the president.

In the Washington Post op-ed, the incoming senator highlighted the fact that Trump made a “deep descent” at the end of 2018, losing Secretary of Defense James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly while also highlighting that Trump was “not my choice” to represent the Republican Party as the presidential nominee.

“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.”

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However, there might be some tension at the Romney family gatherings, as his niece, Ronna McDaniel, slammed her uncle’s words about the president.

She called him out for allegedly feeding the Democrats what they want — a division within the Republican Party as some Republicans attack Trump.

“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7,” McDaniel wrote on Twitter. “For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack [Trump] as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”

Commenting on Trump’s tweeting, Romney wrote:

“I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”

As IJR Red reported, the president caught wind of the incoming senator’s op-ed and took to Twitter to condemn his words.

Trump called on Romney to “be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!”

The incoming senator stated in the op-ed that he will do what is “in the best interest of the country and my state” when it comes to his views on issues.

As Romney is set to be sworn into the Senate on Thursday, two other GOP senators who are vocal critics of Trump, Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), are ending their Senate careers. The question is, as IJR Blue notes, whether Romney will continue to criticize Trump while he’s in the Senate.

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George Haney
George Haney

Another RINO steps up to the mic.. to regurgitate democrat talking points.. Does he read his master daily incantation in Google Incognito?

Ruthe Venable

Another fool in Government, enough already!!!

Ruthe Venable

Mitt Romney going on the attack before he is sworn in, shows grade school mentality. Save your fights for meaningful issues.

William Conley

How is it that these people are claiming to be intelligent and educated people constantly refer to our government as a democracy when it’s not. It’s a freaking Democratic republic because we vote for representatives that almost never represent us instead of voting on every issue ourselves. A democracy by definition is a form of government where every single citizen votes on every single issue which is how it should be. Solves so many problems with our “representatives” wasting our tax dollars.


Mitt, as a member of Congress and former governor of Massachusetts, you should know that the U.S. is not a “democratic institution”….it’s a Republic – or was designed to be.

Thomas Luby

Romney is a HUGE disappointment. He badmouths Trump in the Spring of 2016 calling him unworthy of the Repub nomination. Then he shows up at the WH, after Trump wins, looking for a job (probably as Sec of State) and now trashes Trump again after Trump endorses him. Makes Romney look very sleazy, like he wants to be a player/leader right away and maybe Romney is dumb enough to think he can challenge Trump this year and next for the Repub nomination for 2020. I regret I voted for Romney in 2012.


it’s hard for him, because trump did what he and mccain couldn’t do. WIN.

Pat Warnock

‘Please help me in Utah, Mr President’ – now Romney’s in he can go back to being the sour loser who can’t forgive Trump for succeeding where he spectacularly failed –





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