(RoyalPatriot.com )- Former President Donald Trump granted interviews to a number of reporters who are writing books about his time in office. Among those was an interview with the Washington Examiner’s David Drucker whose book “In Trump’s Shadow” was released on Tuesday. And in his interviews with Drucker, Trump had some not-so-kind things to say about Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
According to Drucker’s book, Trump described Cheney as “not the brightest person in the world.” He also said that Cheney is “a psycho.”
Cheney gets special attention from the former President for, among other things, voting to impeach him for “inciting an insurrection” after the January 6 riot at the Capitol. Cheney has also made hay out of Trump saying the 2020 election was stolen, for which she repeatedly accused Trump of spreading lies.
Of course, things didn’t cool off between the two after Trump left office, especially in light of the fact that Liz Cheney accepted Speaker Pelosi’s invitation to sit on the highly partisan January 6 Select Committee, despite Pelosi refusing to accept any of the Republicans selected by Kevin McCarthy.
In early September, Donald Trump endorsed Harriet Hageman in her primary challenge to unseat Cheney in the 2022 midterm elections. In his endorsement, Trump described Cheney as “the Democrats’ number one provider of sound bites.”
This description got under Cheney’s skin. She tweeted in response, “Here’s a sound bit for you: Bring it.”
But Liz Cheney wasn’t the only Republican to get insulted by Trump during his interviews with Drucker. He also slammed Utah Senator Mitt Romney, saying he is “very unpopular” in Utah and adding that Romney couldn’t get elected dog catcher.
Trump also directed harsh criticism at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, telling Drucker that McConnell has no personality and “he’s a stupid person.”
McConnell and Trump had a pretty good relationship prior to the 2020 election. Trump often deferred to McConnell when it came to endorsements for Republican Senate candidates – even if he chose to endorse a non-MAGA candidate over a more Trump-aligned candidate. But after the January 6 riot, which McConnell blamed Trump for causing, their relationship soured completely.
Since then, Trump has been very vocal about replacing McConnell as the Republican leader in the Senate.