On Wednesday, Ronna Romney McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chairwoman made an appearance on Fox Business and went against the media coverage of President Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom. The official GOP Twitter account shared the video.
McDaniel said that 93% of the media coverage on Trump’s UK visit was negative.
“And I just have a reminder for the media. He is your president too. This is our president. This is our country. 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 this constant negativity. There are times when we should be lifting up our president, especially when he’s overseas,’’ stated McDaniel.
McDaniel’s comments racked up thousands of retweets and comments in the hours since the video was first posted on Wednesday and 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, The Hill reports.
One person wrote: “Our President, the draft dodger? Why would we celebrate him on a day where we honor heroes?’’
“D-Day doesn’t stand for Donald-Day,’’ and “No, D-Day is not for celebrating our president. What a vile statement,’’ were some of the many comments that rose over Twitter as a response to McDaniel.
According to recent reports, there were several thousand people who protested over Trump’s visit to the U.K on Tuesday. Trump denied this information as he held a Tuesday press conference in which he said that the stories about these protests were nothing but fake news.