GOP chairwoman says Americans ‘should be celebrating our president’ on D-Day anniversary
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel tore into recent news coverage of President Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday.
In a clip of McDaniel’s recent appearance Fox Business that was shared to the official GOP Twitter account on Wednesday morning, McDaniel said “ninety-three percent of the coverage” of Trump’s three-day visit to the U.K. this week “has been negative.”
.@GOPChairwoman: We are celebrating the anniversary, 75 years of D-Day. This is the time where we should be celebrating our President, the great achievements of America, and I don’t think the American people like the constant negativity. pic.twitter.com/FpGWbGMuX7
— GOP (@GOP) June 5, 2019
“And I just have a reminder for the media: He is your president too,” she continued. “This is our president. This is our country.
“We are celebrating the anniversary, 75 years of D-Day,” McDaniel said. “This is the time where we should be celebrating our president, the great achievements of America, and I don’t think the American people like this constant negativity.”
“There are times when we should be lifting up our president, especially when he’s overseas,” she added.
Her comments, which have racked up thousands of retweets and comments in the hours since the video was first posted on Wednesday, have a sparked a wave of criticism from Twitter users, many of whom took issue with her suggestion that Americans should be celebrating Trump on D-Day.
“Our President, the draft dodger? Why would we celebrate him on a day where we honor heroes?” one person wrote in response.
“D-Day doesn’t stand for Donald-Day,” another user replied, while another wrote: “No, D-Day is not for ‘celebrating our president.’ What a vile statement.”
D-Day doesn’t stand for Donald-Day.
— KattsDogma (@KattsDogma) June 5, 2019
No, D-Day is not for “celebrating our president.” What a vile statement.
— John Miller-Barron (@JMillerBarron) June 5, 2019
Yes, honor the fallen by praising a draft dodger.
— Jay Aich (@FlSHSTlCK) June 5, 2019
McDaniel’s comments also come as Trump’s visit to the U.K. has been met with massive protests against him. Some reports have even estimated hundreds of thousands of people attended demonstrations protesting his visit in London on Tuesday.
Trump has dismissed such reports, however, and said at a press conference on Tuesday that the protests targeting his visit to the country are “fake news.”
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