Last night, a most peculiar tweet was sent out from the Chairwoman of the GOP, Ronna McDaniel. A lot of ears perked up when it was sent out, and it led to a lot of discussion about the state of the GOP.
Complacency is our enemy. Anyone that does not embrace the @realDonaldTrump agenda of making America great again will be making a mistake.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 14, 2018
The obvious first reaction – and the reaction that many conservatives who don’t like Trump – was to call this out as some sort of threat. It comes across very much as a “Get with the program or you will be escorted out the building” type of tweet, and that can rightfully put people on edge.
Journalists, too, felt there was a tinge of menacing behind the tweet, and I won’t deny that, for a moment, I was sure it was meant to