Former Office of Government Ethics chief Walter Shaub was among the first to make clear that yes, the GOP chair seemed to be threatening Americans.
That sounds like a threat.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 14, 2018
Others responded similarly.
Will the RNC be offering an official Trump brand so everyone can sear His name on their bodies as a sign of loyalty?
Asking for a friend. https://t.co/pSU75thK9b
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 14, 2018
What in the actual hell.... is this a threat Ronna? https://t.co/HFz5zltzxK
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 14, 2018
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 14, 2018
your friendly fascist threat of the day. https://t.co/jHjUdPHoTz
— Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) June 14, 2018
McDaniels' threat comes on the heels of at least two Republicans calling the Trump administration a cult.
"We are in a strange place," U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) said this week. "I mean, it’s almost, it’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? And it’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of — purportedly, of the same party."
And MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough made a similar remark this week.
“Why don’t we just say it has devolved into a cult? Primary voters in the Republican Party have devolved into a Trumpist cult," Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman, said.
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