McDaniel Says Tweet Critical Of Uncle Mitt Had ‘Nothing To Do With Family’

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It’s not all in the family.

After posting a tweet that appeared to side with President Trump over her own flesh and blood, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel told “Fox and Friends” Thursday that the tweet had “nothing to do with family,” specifically her uncle, incoming Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT).

“Well, I love my uncle and this — my tweet yesterday had nothing to do with family,” she told “Fox and Friends” Thursday. “I would have done this to any freshman incoming senator and I would have said, ‘hey, let’s focus on the real issues here,’ which are the Democrats who are proposing dangerous policies for our country.”

Romney published an op-ed in the Washington Post just days before he’s scheduled to be sworn into Congress that was highly critical of Trump’s character, an opinion he’s hardly kept a secret since Trump became a contender in 2016.

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