RNC CLARIFIES PART OF CHRISTMAS MESSAGE AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM

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A Republican National Committee official lashed out at critics after part of a Christmas statement it made Sunday sparked outrage on social media.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released a three-paragraph statement on the holiday, but it was the first paragraph that drew critics’ attention.

 

“Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.”

 

The message kicked off a heated debate on social media over whether the reference to a “new King” was about President-elect Donald Trump.

 

John Weaver, a top aide to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, was among those who tweeted their displeasure with the statement.

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