Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, issued what some took to be a threat aimed at those who don’t support President Donald Trump.
On the one hand, the tweet could be seen as a warning to Republicans in office or seeking office, such as Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), a Trump critic who lost in his primary on Tuesday.
On the other, people on both sides of the aisle saw the tweet as a Trump loyalty test or an outright threat:
Will the RNC be offering an official Trump brand so everyone can sear His name on their bodies as a sign of loyalty?
Asking for a friend. https://t.co/pSU75thK9b
– Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 14, 2018