When asked if President Trump was responsible for incivility in politics because of his twitter attacks, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel defended his behavior and described him as “very personable and considerate,” according to The Detroit News.
To the Detroit Economic Club audience, McDaniel said, “I think everybody knew what they were getting when they elected President Trump. I think he's somebody who says it like it is. I wish people could see the president I see."
McDaniel is the niece of Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, with whom she has often disagreed because of Romney’s criticism of Trump. McDaniel was asked about Trump’s incivility after she decried physical and verbal assaults on Republicans and Democrats alike. McDaniel’s own family has been victims of harsh comments and spitting.
McDaniel’s, who was crucial in helping Trump win in 2016, main message on Monday was that Michigan, a swing state, is winnable for President Trump again in 2020. Trump was the first Republican to win Michigan since 1988 and McDaniel is hopeful that, despite trailing in early Michigan polls, Trump can win again. The GOP lost two House seats in 2018 and the Governor of Michigan is a Democrat, but with $34 million in cash, McDaniel said the GOP will take back crucial seats in Michigan with help from donors.