Ronna McDaniel on Monday defended Donald Trump after former FBI Director James Comey called the president "morally unfit" to serve.
"I think millions of Americans who voted for President Trump would disagree" with Comey, McDaniel, the head of the Republican National Committee, told CNN's "New Day" co-anchor Alisyn Camerota.
"The actions of this president show that he is a moral leader because he is working for the American people and pushing back on monsters like [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad," she added.
The U.S., U.K. and France on Saturday launched coordinated air strikes against the Assad regime for its use of chemical weapons on civilians, hitting targets associated with the country's chemical weapons program.
Comey on Sunday called Trump a serial liar and said he was "morally unfit" to be president.
"I don't buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia," Comey said of Trump.
"I don't think he's medically unfit to be president," Comey said during his first television interview to discuss his highly publicized book, "A Higher Loyalty." "I think he's morally unfit to be president. Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country. The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president."
McDaniel told CNN it was important for the RNC to push back.
"We just want to put a counter narrative out there because we know that he's putting his opinions out, his version of the truth, and I think it's important to push back," McDaniel explained.
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