The Twitter War started as soon as Tom Perez was elected to lead the Democratic Party.
The race for DNC Chairman was, of course, totally “rigged.” Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2017
Last night, the new democratic leader fired back at President Trump after the president offered the newly elected Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman a mock-congratulatory tweet.
Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
“Call me Tom. And don’t get too happy,” tweeted Perez, the former Labor secretary during the Obama administration.
Perez added that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), his primary rival for the DNC position that he appointed his deputy, would join other Democrats in being Trump’s “worst nightmare.”
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) February 25, 2017
The Hill reports,
The response came after Trump tweeted that he “could not be happier” for Perez – or the Republican Party – following the former Labor secretary’s election to lead the Democratic Party.
The Republican Party also knocked Perez in a statement referring to him as “a D.C. insider.”
“By selecting a D.C. insider, Democrats only create deeper divisions within their own party by pushing a far left agenda that rejects a majority of their base outside Washington,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.
“The DNC would be well-served to learn from two straight election cycle losses, encourage leaders in their party to listen to what the voters want and to get to work with Republicans to fix the mess they created.”
Read more at The Hill