RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on reports Trump asked then-acting FBI director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election: “I think it is just a conversation … I ask people who they vote for sometimes.” https://t.co/pgXWKW8uHx https://t.co/b95FTqGgiW
— New Day (@NewDay) January 24, 2018
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel defended President Donald Trump on CNN’s New Day over a recent report that he asked deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election during a White House meeting.
Trump quizzed McCabe, who was at the time acting FBI director, after he had fired former director James Comey according to the Washington Post. McCabe, who did not vote in the 2016 election, reportedly found the question on his political allegiances “disturbing.”
For the Republican National Committee chair, however, Trump was simply exchanging pleasantries.
“I know this is a big story,” McDaniel conceded, “I think it’s just a conversation, I don’t think the intent is all these terrible things people are trying to put forward.”
“But was it inappropriate?” New Day host Alisyn Camerota pressed.
“I don’t know, I ask people who they vote for sometimes,” McDaniel replied. “I think it’s just trying to get to know somebody, I don’t think the intentions are as bad as people are trying to put out.”
Camerota asked if McDaniel thinks that Trump believes that if someone voted for a Democrat, “they cannot do their jobs impartially.”
“I really don’t think so. He’s certainly not going around to every FBI agent asking ‘did you vote for me,'” McDaniel replied.
Watch above, via CNN.
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