RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel told CNN’s Dana Bash that “Whoever the voters choose is the appropriate nominee” when asked about the possibility of a convicted felon being their presidential candidate. She also feigned ignorance on Trump’s Veteran’s Day message, which many critics were likening to Hitler.
Of course, Bash couldn’t manage to ask the question without some both siderist false equivalency, pretending the crazy, unhinged, racist and dangerous crap that comes out of Trump’s mouth on a daily basis is in any way, shape or form similar to anything Hillary Clinton has ever said:
BASH: Former President Trump, who is the far and away front-runner, said in a — what was supposed to be a Veterans Day message — quote — “In honor of our great veterans on Veterans Day, we pledge to you that we will root out the communist, Marxist, fascist and radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country.”
And then he went on. I mean, vermin in a Veterans Day message? How is that different from the now-infamous deplorables comment that Hillary Clinton made?
MCDANIEL: I’m not going to talk about candidates that are in a contested primary.
That’s — you can talk to him about what he’s saying.
BASH: Will you condemn that?
MCDANIEL: You can talk to him about what he’s saying. I haven’t seen the whole speech. But what I will say is…
BASH: No, it was a post on social media.
MCDANIEL: Obviously, we support our veterans.
And we’re in a primary right now. And the RNC is doing our best to make sure we’re getting our candidates visibility, as we are taking on Biden. And this is what I hear every day, Dana. People can’t afford groceries. They can’t afford to fill their car up with gas. They think this country is on the wrong track.
They want to see our party fight for them, and they want to see us win in November.
BASH: If those are the issues, if you end up having Donald Trump as your nominee, and if he is convicted of a crime, do you believe that he would be the appropriate nominee for the Republican Party?
MCDANIEL: Whoever the voters choose is the appropriate nominee.
BASH: Even if he’s a convicted criminal?
MCDANIEL: I know this is newsworthy, but, as party chair, I’m going to support who the voters choose.
And, yes, if they choose Donald Trump — the voters are looking at this, and they think there is a two-tiered system of justice. They don’t believe a lot of the things that are coming out in this. And they’re making these decisions. And you’re seeing that reflected in the polls.
“Two-tiered system of justice”…. DRINK! Just imagine what she’d be saying if the tables were turned and it was Joe Biden who was facing the possibility of all of these convictions?