(RoyalPatriot.com )- Former President Trump is big mad that South Carolina Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace is appearing on the Fox News Channel all the time.
After endorsing Mace in 2020 in her race to unseat Democrat Congressman Joe Cunningham, Trump soured on the freshman Congresswoman over her criticism of his post-election behavior. After the January 6 riot at the Capitol, Mace had said Trump’s behavior had “wiped out” his legacy as President. In another interview, she said she didn’t believe Trump had a future in the GOP.
It also bothered Trump that Nancy Mace voted to certify the election for Joe Biden.
In response to Mace’s lack of loyalty, Trump put out a call for a primary challenger. Katie Arrington stepped up and Trump quickly endorsed her.
Now, with the South Carolina primary less than three months away, Trump released a statement blasting Fox News for putting Nancy Mace on “at every opportunity they get.” He accused Fox board member Paul Ryan of being behind the plot, claiming Ryan was pushing Mace “so hard it’s ridiculous.”
Calling Mace “nasty, disloyal, and bad for the Republican Party,” Trump reiterated his endorsement of Arrington.
Recent polling cited by the South Carolina outlet The State shows Mace leading Arrington 46 percent to 31 percent.
Meanwhile, former South Carolina Governor and Trump’s Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley endorsed Mace last month just days before Trump announced he was backing Arrington. Last week, Haley headlined a fundraiser for Mace on the same night Trump held a rally in South Carolina.
Former Trump Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has been critical of Arrington, recently saying she is “not the best candidate by any stretch of the imagination.” Mulvaney, a former House member from South Carolina, said for Trump, Arrington not being Nancy Mace “is enough.”
This isn’t the first time Katie Arrington ran for Congress.
In 2018, Arrington defeated incumbent Republican Congressman Mark Sanford in the primary. But she went on to become the first Republican in 40 years to lose the Congressional district to a Democrat, Joe Cunningham.
Nancy Mace regained the seat for Republicans when she defeated Cunningham in 2020.