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Damage Control: RNC Chairwoman McDaniel Pledges To Support Trump If Voters Choose Him

•, by Austin Alonzo

During the interview on Sunday with CNN's Dana Bash, the network's chief political correspondent, Mrs. McDaniel told Ms. Bash she will "support who the voters choose."

In her segment with Mrs. McDaniel, Ms. Bash, the co-anchor of CNN's "State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash," began by asking if she found President Trump's Nov. 11 speech similar to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's infamous "basket of deplorables" remark.

During his speech Veteran's Day speech in Claremont, New Hampshire, the former president said he pledged to "root out the communists, Marxists, fascists, and the radical left thugs that live like vermin" in the United States.

Ms. Bash asked Mrs. McDaniel to "condemn" the remark, but she replied that CNN can ask President Trump what he meant. The RNC chairwoman redirected, saying the RNC is focused on beating President Joe Biden.

Ms. Bash then asked Mrs. McDaniel if she thought President Trump would be the "appropriate" nominee even if he's "a convicted criminal."

"The voters are looking at this, and they think there is a two-tiered system of justice," Mrs. McDaniel said. "They don't believe a lot of the things that are coming out in this. And they're making these decisions. And you're seeing that reflected in the polls."

The latest national poll on the topic, conducted by Tipp Insights and Issues & Insights LLC, revealed that 60 percent of Republican voters would choose President Trump over the other Republican candidates. The same poll said President Biden would win—43 percent to 41 percent—in a rematch of the 2020 presidential election.