New RNC Chair Mixes Up Words During Comments About Trump, Biden

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Michael Whatley, the newly elected Republican National Committee (RNC) chair, stated accidentally during a Fox News appearance that the country was worse under former President Donald Trump than it was now. 

On Friday, March 15, Whatley was trying to say that the United States was worse under President Joe Biden than it had been during the Trump administration. In his comments, he wanted to argue that Trump’s reelection in 2024 would help better the country. However, he appeared to mix up his words. 

Whatley argued that things come down to a contrast between Biden and Trump. He questioned whether people were better off four years ago or now. He proceeded to answer the question by saying that the answer was no, before quickly correcting himself and saying “yes.” He then stumbled on his words arguing that they were better off today, or that they would be better off under Trump in the White House than during Biden’s time in office.

Last week, Whatley assumed his new leadership position, as part of a reset of the RNC. Since the change in leadership, over 60 RNC employees, including senior staff, have been fired. Whatley has argued that this move was necessary to allow the committee to realign with its goal following the primary race. 

Trump is currently the presumed presidential nominee on the Republican side, which allows him to now place his full focus on going up against Biden, the presumed Democratic nominee. Time will tell who ultimately comes out ahead in the November race.

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