Former RNC boss gets canned by MSNBC

 March 25, 2024

Ronna McDaniel - the former head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) - will no longer be appearing on MSNBC. 

This comes just days after NBC News announced that it was hiring McDaniel as a political analyst for both NBC News and MSNBC.

It appears, however, that MSNBC employees threw a temper tantrum after this announcement was made. Chuck Todd, in particular, had an on-air meltdown in which he attacked NBC for hiring McDaniel.

And, now, it appears that, in response to this temper tantrum, NBC has decided that it will no longer be using McDaniel as a political analyst on MSNBC.

"MSNBC has no plans to..."

The Wall Street Journal reports that Rashida Jones, the president of MSNBC, has told employees that MSNBC will not be using McDaniel as a political analyst.

The Journal reports, "MSNBC has no plans to have former Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on the cable network, its president told employees following the news of her hiring at NBC News."

The Journal goes on to report that Jones did so "to address internal backlash in the wake of an internal Friday announcement by NBC News regarding McDaniel's hiring as an on-air contributor."

The outlet further reports that "a number of MSNBC anchors and producers have voiced concern internally about McDaniel's ties to former President Donald Trump and the RNC's role in his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results."

McDaniel's debut

Despite of all this, McDaniel did make her debut as a political analyst on NBC News on Sunday, March 25, 2024.

The big question was whether McDaniel would support former President Donald Trump or whether she would give the network talking points against Trump. The answer appears to be more of the latter than the former.

McDaniel, for example, condemned Trump's call for some of those Jan. 6, 2021, protestors who have been convicted of crimes to be pardoned. She also said that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election "fair and square."

None of this will really come as that much of a surprise to conservatives. There, after all, was a good reason why McDaniel - the niece of anti-Trump Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) - was, essentially, forced out of her leadership position at the RNC and why Trump has since installed allies in that leadership position.

Nonetheless, many continue to be extremely critical of NBC for its hiring of McDaniel, and some are threatening to boycott NBC as a result. Trump has to be sitting back and enjoying all of this, although, at the time of this writing, he has yet to comment on the situation.

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