Stephanie Cutter tweeted a Reuters link based on commentary in China’s official news agency Xinhua, which is overseen by the ruling political party, on Friday morning. The piece accuses Mitt Romney, who campaigns against China as a “currency manipulator,” of profiting from Chinese business.

Reince Priebus blasted Cutter and the campaign for the move, and the RNC fired off an email in response, touting Democrats on Twitter who objected to the use of “the official mouthpiece of Beijing regime” to counter Romney.