Republican National Committee Takes a Swing at Politico for 'Offensive' Trump Statement


Politico’s co-founder and Editor-in-Chief John F. Harris felt the heat from the Republican National Convention top brass after he implied that President Donald Trump is a “white nationalist.”

Harris made the implication in a tweet, where he posted an NBC News story with the headline “White national leader wants to ‘take over the GOP.’”

Harris made the comment that he, “thought that job had been filled.”

Condition of Trump's Injury Finally Revealed, Hole Is Absolutely Gigantic in Relative Terms

The Republican National Committee Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel responded to Harris’ comments, saying that his statement was “offensive.”

“This offensive statement from the head of Politico is another example of why distrust in the media is at an all-time high.”

Do you think this was a fair swing for the RNC to take?

Conservative Arthur Schwartz not only responded to Harris’ tweet, but he also outlined a plan for other Republicans who might have taken offense to Harris’ comments.

“Until this guy is gone from Politico, no Republicans should take calls from or help his reporters. He’s not hiding it — this is what he thinks of us. Despicable,” Schwartz wrote.

Schwartz’s comments appeared to have gotten Harris’ attention, since he responded to Schwartz, saying that author had a “fair point” and that his comments “could be interpreted as a broad swipe rather than a quip about the headline.”

Condition of Trump's Injury Finally Revealed, Hole Is Absolutely Gigantic in Relative Terms

“Sometimes wisecracks get lost in Twitter translation so appreciate the chance to clarify,” Harris concluded.

When Fox News reached out to Harris for a comment, a Politico spokesperson directed the news giant to Harris’ follow up tweet.

According to Fox News, the spokesperson added, “More specifically, his point was that there is currently no prospect of anyone taking over the Republican Party from its current leader — President Donald Trump.”

The issue of mistrust of the media that McDaniel’s comments highlighted has been a topic of concern to those who believe that journalistic integrity has taken a dive.

Gallup poll published earlier this year showed that only about 23 percent of Americans had a great deal of confidence in newspapers, and around 20 percent had a great deal of confidence in television news.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

, , , , , ,
Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose main goal is to keep the wool from being pulled over your eyes. She believes that the liberal agenda will always depend on Americans being uneducated and easy to manipulate. Her mission is to present the news in a straightforward yet engaging manner.
Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose professional career has been focused on bringing accuracy and integrity to her readers. She believes that the liberal agenda functions best in a shroud of half truths and misdirection, and depends on the American people being uneducated.

Savannah believes that it is the job of journalists to make sure the facts are the focus of every news story, and that answering the questions readers have, before they have them, is what will educate those whose voting decisions shape the future of this country.

Savannah believes that we must stay as informed as possible because when it comes to Washington "this is our circus, and those are our monkeys."
Houston, Texas
East Texas
Languages Spoken
Topics of Expertise