RNC Retreat is Complete Disaster as Democrats Focus on Delivering for Americans
April 12, 2021
The reviews on the Republican National Committee’s retreat this weekend in Palm Beach are in, and boy, they are not pretty. Attendees said it was “nasty” and “horrible,” as Trump escalated the GOP civil war and laid into Senator Mitch McConnell. The Republican Party continues to rip itself apart while Democrats continue to deliver for Americans.
Nothing was more indicative of how lost the Republican Party is than this weekend’s retreat. While vaccinations are being administered in record numbers and businesses are reopening, Republicans are still struggling to find a coherent message.
Politico: “‘It was horrible, it was long and negative,’ one attendee with a donor in the room tells Playbook. ‘It was dour. He didn’t talk about the positive things that his administration has done.’ Instead, Trump used the final night of the retreat to talk about himself, his grievances and how he plans to enact retribution against those who voted to impeach him — which runs counter to the donors’ main objective of making sure their dollars go toward winning overall.”
Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey: “Some of the donors left last night before Trump finished speaking at Mar-a-Lago for a bus back to the hotel, per attendee, and the remarks have gotten mixed reviews. ‘There was nothing new. It was just the greatest hits,’ one person at the event said. ‘And it was really nasty.’”
The Republican Party civil war also once against escalated this weekend as Trump lashed out at Mitch McConnell in an expletive-ridden rant.
NBC News: “Former President Donald Trump again lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calling the top Republican a ‘dumb son of a b—-’ and a ‘stone cold loser’ in a long rant at a Republican donor event Saturday night in which he reiterated his false claims that he won the election last fall.”
Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee unveiled a mobile billboard to make sure voters know that President Biden and Democrats are responsible for getting vaccines in arms, checks in bank accounts, and bringing normalcy back.
USA Today: “The Democratic National Committee sponsored a ‘moving billboard’ that trucked South Ocean Boulevard between the Four Seasons and Mar-a-Lago, promoting the Biden administration’s efforts to end the COVID pandemic. ‘No thanks to Republicans,’ billboard said. DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa described the Republican donors and politicians as ‘mini-Trumps’ hobnobbing at Mar-a-Lago, while Biden and the Democrats ‘are delivering for everyday Americans.’”
Florida Politics: “As Republican leaders and big-money donors meet in Palm Beach this weekend, Democrats are out front trolling them with a rolling billboard… The Democrats’ digital billboard-sided van is rolling messages that include President Joe Biden‘s COVID-19 vaccine program theme ‘Help is Here’, ‘Thank You Joe Biden & Democrats’, ‘No Thanks to Republicans’, and ‘Hold Republicans Accountable.’ The latter two messages include pictures of various Republican Senators including Rubio and Scott.”