Trump Asked RNC Chairwoman To Drop 'Romney' From Her Full Name—And She Did

Trump Asked RNC Chairwoman To Drop 'Romney' From Her Full Name—And She Did
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Updated 5 months ago

For the past few years, President Trump has had a bit of a feud with former Republican presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney. When Romney made a speech during the 2016 primaries in which he derided Trump as a "phony," The Donald immediately took to Twitter.

Trump continued to bash Romney throughout his campaign:

And the feelings were very mutual:

Once Trump was elected, rumors swirled that the two men were burying the hatchet and Romney would be Trump's choice for Secretary of State. That didn't happen. But thanks to one of his other nominees, Reince Priebus for Chief of Staff, a Romney ended up as the new head of the RNC: Mitt Romney's niece, Ronna Romney McDaniel. 

According to an article published by The Hill on Saturday:

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel reportedly dropped the use of 'Romney' in her name professionally after President Trump joked about it.Trump joked with the chairwoman and her husband about dropping her surname...

A glance at McDaniel's personal Twitter account shows "Romney" is conspicuous in its absence:

Twitter users seem conflicted:


Legit concerns here:

And a bit of hope for 2018?

Hey, we can dream!

H/T: Twitter