During an appearance on the British TV network Sky News, Republican strategist Matt Gorman had a slip of the tongue many online interpreted as a "Freudian slip."
A Freudian slip is an unintentional error regarded as revealing subconscious true feelings.
When asked whether Republicans stood a better chance of winning elections now that Donald Trump was off the ticket, Gorman replied:
"I think the biggest balance is how we as a party – certainly we have appealed and we should continue to appeal to White suburban, or excuse me, the working class, blue-collar workers – but also how do we appeal to those suburban voters."
Gorman's mistake was especially noteworthy to many online due to former President Trump's many racistincidents and frequent dog-whistling.
Gorman was the communications director of the National Republican Congressional Committee from 2017 to 2018, but his communication skills were a little less than ideal at that moment.
Twitter pounced on Gorman for his unfortunate moment of transparency.
Perhaps Gorman was channeling a deeper truth he wasn't even aware of.
Well. Got that right first time!!!! Ouch. https://t.co/09BzMMZ6Pe— Toddy Westropp #FBPE (@Toddy Westropp #FBPE) 1614607998.0
Former White House cabinet secretary William McGinly ultimately ended up agreeing with Gorman's intended point, saying:
"I think the party is going to start focusing on growing Republican voters as opposed to just trying to drill down and focus on the base, and I think that's going to be a winning strategy for 2022."
The GOP will have to be more careful with their words if they want that to be the case.