- Trump called Rep. Liz Cheney a “psycho” and “not the brightest person in the world” in an interview.
- The comments are Washington Examiner’s David Drucker’s new book.
- Trump also slammed Sens. Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell in the interview.
Former President Donald Trump lobbed insults at Rep. Liz Cheney, an outspoken critic of his, in an interview with Washington Examiner’s David Drucker for his new book, “In Trump’s Shadow,” released Tuesday.
Trump told Drucker that the Wyoming Republican is “not the brightest person in the world” and that “she’s a psycho.”
Cheney sparked Trump’s ire after she criticized him for spreading lies about the 2020 election. She also voted for his impeachment on a charge of “incitement of insurrection” after the January 6 riot.
When Trump left office, Cheney kept up her vocal opposition of him and broke from many of her House Republican colleagues. GOP lawmakers eventually voted to remove Cheney from her top leadership position in May over the issue.
“Harriet has my Complete and Total endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney,” Trump said in a statement on September 9.
Cheney hit back at Trump in a tweet, writing: “Here’s a sound bite for you: Bring it.”
In the Drucker interview, Trump also insulted other Republicans who have criticized him, including Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
“He’s very unpopular in his state right now. If he had an election, he couldn’t be elected dog catcher,” Trump said of Romney, who regularly pushed back on the former president throughout his term.
Of McConnell, Trump told Drucker that “he’s got no personality; he’s got nothing going.”
“He’s a stupid person,” Trump added.
McConnell and Trump’s relationship soured after the Republican senator blamed the former president for the insurrection on January 6. Trump has also condemned McConnell for refusing to help overturn the 2020 election.