Trump denies Liz Cheneys’s claim he was ‘depressed’ and ‘not eating’ after January 6; Former president says ‘I was not depressed, I WAS ANGRY’ and ‘eating too much’
- Cheney's memoir says Kevin McCarthy told her that Trump stopped eating after January 6
- He cited it as a reason to visit just days after the Capitol riot
- Trump shot back in new post that he 'ate too much'
Liz Cheney has said Donald Trump 'wants to be a dictator' and could mean the end of the Republic – but now the former president is taking her on because she says he stopped eating after January 6.
Cheney writes in her new book that former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told her in early 2021 that Trump was “not eating” and was “really depressed.”
McCarthy offered that as an explanation for why he flew to Mar-a-Lago to visit Trump just days after the Capitol riot. McCarthy had condemned Trump, saying he “bears responsibility” for the attack by “mafia rioters,” and the visit was a key moment in Trump's bid to reassert himself as leader of his party.
Former Rep. Liz Cheney told CBS on Sunday morning that another four years of Donald Trump's presidency would mean an “end to the Republic” and said the US was “sleepwalking into dictatorship”
Trump took up the claim about his diet, days after taking on the idea that he is “cognitively impaired.”
Crazy Liz Cheney, who suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome at levels rarely seen before, writes in her boring new book that Keven McCarthy said he came to Mar-a-Lago after the RIGGED elections because “the former president was depressed and wouldn't eat,” Trump posted on his Truth Social site.
'That statement is not true. I wasn't depressed, I was angry, and it wasn't that I wasn't eating, it was that I was eating too much. But that's not why Keven McCarthy was there. He was at Mar-a-Lago to get my support and to rally the Republican Party – only good intentions,” Trump wrote.
Cheney repeatedly attacked Trump during House hearings on January 6 last year
Trump disputed former Rep. Liz Cheney's account. She says former Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Trump was depressed and “not eating,” which is one reason he gave her for his visit to Mar-a-Lago days after the Jan. 6 attack. “I wasn't depressed, I was angry, and it wasn't that I wasn't eating, it was that I was eating too much,” Trump said.
Cheney's upcoming memoir Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning chronicles her journey to becoming one of the most anti-Trump voices in the Republican Party
He posted the post just before 1 a.m. on Monday.
He then noted that Cheney lost her seat following her role in leading the House committee on January 6.
McCarthy opposed Trump's second impeachment, and the former president remains a powerful force in the Republican Party in the House of Representatives, polling well ahead of his Republican presidential primary opponents.
When McCarthy was ousted last month, new Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) made his own pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago.
Cheney has been promoting her new memoir, Oath and honor.
She told CBS on Sunday that it would mean the end of the Republic if Trump were to return to power.
“He told us what he's going to do,” Cheney said. “People who say, 'If he gets elected, it won't be that dangerous because we have all these checks and balances,' don't fully understand the extent to which Republicans in Congress have been co-opted today.”
“One of the things we see happening today is a kind of sleepwalking towards dictatorship in the United States,” she said.
Cheney told NBC's “Today” show on Monday that “there is no doubt” that Trump would seek to stay in office beyond his term if re-elected, and asked if he wanted to stay in office “forever.”