On "Fox & Friends" Thursday, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel said her uncle Mitt Romney and President Trump should put aside their differences and focus on taking on the Democrats.

McDaniel had raised eyebrows on Wednesday when she appeared to side with Trump over Romney after the publication of a scathing op-ed in which the incoming Republican senator said the president "has not risen to the mantle of the office."

"POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive," McDaniel tweeted in response to the op-ed.

McDaniel said she loves her uncle, her tweets "had nothing to do with family," and she was speaking as the RNC chair.

“I would have done this to any freshman, incoming senator, and I would have said, 'Hey, let’s focus on the real issues here, which are the Democrats who are proposing dangerous policies for our country, and let's remind Americans about the good things that are coming out of the Trump administration,'” McDaniel said.


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She said the overwhelming majority of the mainstream media coverage of the Trump administration is negative, and Democrats are obstructing the president's agenda at an "unprecedented level."

"As a party, we need to come together if we're going to be successful, because we're up against unprecedented odds and this juggernaut of negative Democrat and media attention," McDaniel said.

She acknowledged there is certainly room for disagreement within the GOP, but they should be united behind the president.

"Let's remember: Schumer and Pelosi are the ones that are leading this country in a bad direction -- or trying to."

Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above.


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