Twitter explodes after GOP jumps on Trump Train and chairwoman warns them to embrace Trump agenda

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  • Ronna McDaniel's tweet warning Republicans to embrace the Trump agenda caused a firestorm of fury against her 
  • 'What in the actual hell.... is this a threat Ronna?' Meghan McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain, wrote
  • Twitter users compared her tweet to something that would been seen from the Nazis or the Soviet Union
  • McDaniel tried to clarify with later tweet
  • And President Trump tweeted how well the Republican Party is doing under him 

By Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:19 EDT, 14 June 2018 | Updated: 14:20 EDT, 14 June 2018

A twitter firestorm of fury flared after Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican Party, posted a tweet that many took as a threat aimed at those who don't support President Donald Trump. 

'Complacency is our enemy. Anyone that does not embrace the @realDonaldTrump  agenda of making America great again will be making a mistake,' she wrote Wednesday evening.

'Go f*** yourself,' was one of the many colorful replies by twitter users, who compared her tweet to Soviet gulags and the Nazi regime.

Even prominent Republican voices criticized the Republican National Committee chairwoman. 

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel caused a firestorm with a tweet
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel caused a firestorm with a tweet

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel caused a firestorm with a tweet

McDaniel's tweet that started it all
McDaniel's tweet that started it all

McDaniel's tweet that started it all

John McCain's daughter questioned McDaniel
John McCain's daughter questioned McDaniel

John McCain's daughter questioned McDaniel

Prominent GOP voices like Bill Kristol also had questions
Prominent GOP voices like Bill Kristol also had questions

Prominent GOP voices like Bill Kristol also had questions

President Trump tweeted how well the GOP is doing
President Trump tweeted how well the GOP is doing

President Trump tweeted how well the GOP is doing

'What in the actual hell.... is this a threat Ronna?' wrote Meghan McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain.

And conservative commentator Bill Kristol wrote that 'I'm old enough to remember when Ronna Romney McDaniel spoke in a way befitting a citizen of a free republic, before Ronna McDaniel started sounding like a spokesperson for an authoritarian government.'

Trump, however, issued a celebratory tweet Thursday morning claiming 'the Republican Party is starting to show big numbers.'  

Several critical tweets were fired at McDaniel, many of them laced with profanities. 

'Are you threatening us? Do you think this is 1930s Germany? I will not salute Trump. I will #TakeAKnee #TakeAKnee if I f*cking want to. I will say #FUCKTRUMP. I will call/fax/tweet my reps. I will march. I will #Resist! ���� So sit down and STFU,' one twitter user blasted at McDaniel.

'Throw me in a f***ing gulag queen,' another wrote. 

'Lady that sounds like something that could have been written by Pravada in the golden days of the Soviet Union,' another tweeter user wrote. 

McDaniel later tweeted out part of an interview she conducted with Lou Dobbs on Fox News and explained: 'Here's the full context of my answer referenced in this tweet, which didn't translate well with a 240-character limit.'

She told Dobbs: 'We've got a lot more to do and we cannot risk losing that in these midterms. So complacency is going to be our enemy and anyone who doesn't embrace the Trump agenda and doesn't recognize the issues that compelled us to victory in the White House, is going to be making a mistake.'

The controversy comes after a Republican senator said the Republican Party was becoming like a cult.

'It's becoming a cultish thing, isn't it?' Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Wednesday. 'It's not a good place for any party to end up with a cultlike situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of — purportedly — of the same party.'

The party appears to be trending toward the president.

In Tuesday's primary election, Republican Congressman Mark Sanford lost his primary to a challenger that embraced her support of Trump while knocking the lawmaker for criticizing the president.

In Virginia, Republicans nominated Corey Stewart, a Trump-like candidate, for senator. Stewart has a history of embracing, as the president has, Confederate symbols and white nationalists. 

Trump endorsed him with a tweet after he won the nomination.

There also seems to be less room for Trump critics in the party.

Corker is prominent Trump critic and he's hanging up his hat this year, opting not to run for reelection. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake is doing the same - deciding to retire after Trump criticized him repeatedly and the White House was working against him in his Senate primary.

While primary elections are filled with the kind of red meat voters that gobble up Trump's type of rhetoric, the general election could prove more problematic for these candidates, particularly those that have to run state wide.

President Trump tweeted how well the GOP was doing
President Trump tweeted how well the GOP was doing

President Trump tweeted how well the GOP was doing

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment
Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment
Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment
Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment
Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment
Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment
Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment
Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Twitter exploded at Ronna McDaniel's comment

Many political analysts, for example, saw Stewart's securing the Senate nomination in Virginia virtually reassuring that Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine will win reelection.

Presidents are always a big draw at rallies and among the party faithful but the question of can that translate into votes this November will be watched closely of Trump.

Obama was enormously popular on the campaign trail but had trouble getting Democrats elected.

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