Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), avoided addressing concerns about former President Trump’s social media post on Veterans Day. In the post, Trump pledged to “root out the Communist, Marxist, racist, and radical left thugs.”
McDaniel declined to comment, stating she avoids discussing candidates and their messaging. While emphasizing Trump’s support for veterans, she redirected the conversation to the recent RNC debate and the party’s efforts against President Biden’s administration. Trump’s posts have drawn criticism for their divisive language and accusing the Left of wanting to destroy America.
McDaniel’s Responses and Focus:
When questioned about Trump’s language during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” McDaniel refrained from commenting directly and reiterated Trump’s support for veterans.
She pivoted the discussion to the recent RNC debate and the party’s dedication to countering President Biden’s policies. Similarly, during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” McDaniel avoided condemning the post, stating she wouldn’t discuss candidates involved in contested primaries and had not seen the entire speech.
Trump’s Controversial Veterans Day Posts:
Former President Trump received backlash for his Veterans Day post on Truth Social, where he promised to remove individuals he described as “Communists, Marxists, Fascists, and Radical Left Thugs” from the country.
He accused these groups of seeking to destroy America and its democratic processes. Trump repeated similar language during a rally in New Hampshire later that day. However, in a separate post, he expressed gratitude to veterans, acknowledging their sacrifices and dedication.
Trump’s Absence from RNC Debates and Polling:
Despite his frontrunner status in the polls, Trump has declined to participate in the RNC’s three presidential primary debates, citing his significant lead over his Republican opponents.
Recent polling from FiveThirtyEight shows Trump garnering 56.6 percent of the primary vote, considerably ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who sits at 14.1 percent. The remaining candidates have less than 10 percent support each.
Ronna McDaniel’s evasive responses to questions regarding former President Trump’s controversial Veterans Day post have raised eyebrows. By refusing to comment directly, McDaniel steered the conversation towards other party matters and candidate visibility, avoiding any direct condemnation or endorsement.
Trump’s divisive language and accusations against the Left generated criticism, contrasting with other candidates’ messages expressing gratitude to veterans on Veterans Day. As the primary season progresses, Trump’s absence from the debates, combined with his commanding lead in the polls, continues to shape the Republican landscape.