RNC chairwoman pushes back on Michelle Obama's 'all men, all white' comment
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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel hit back at former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - US vaccine effort takes hit with Johnson & Johnson pause Biden, Obamas and celebrity guests announce coronavirus vaccination TV special Obamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death MORE on Thursday for saying the GOP is "all men, all white."

“It’s unfortunate Michelle Obama would disregard the contributions of conservative women and people of all backgrounds with one sweeping, false accusation,” McDaniel tweeted Thursday.

The RNC chief was reacting to comments Obama made at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday in which the former first lady took shots at Republicans who refused to work with her husband for the duration of his presidency.

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“What you can see is this real dichotomy — on one side of the room, it’s a feeling of color,” Obama said Tuesday. “On one side of the room, it’s literally gray and white. Literally, that’s the color palette on one side of the room.”

“On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone. … Because one side: all men, all white. On the other side: some women, some people of color," she added.

Obama doubled down on her comments the next day at a marketing conference in Boston, telling the crowd that women who voted against Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE in the presidential election betrayed their gender.

“Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice,” Obama said Wednesday.