Donald Trump is so angry at being thrown off Twitter that he writes out insults in the hope allies will post them – and had seen deposing Liz Cheney as key to his political hold over the GOP
- Trump strategized from Mar-a-Lago about punishing Liz Cheney in advance of vote on her leadership vote
- She won by a lopsided margin despite the effort to depose her
- She is the Number Three Republican leader in the House
- His PAC and pollster did a poll showing she was unpopular in her district
- Twitter banned Trump after the Jan. 6 riot
- He has come up with put-down other people can use to try to go after Cheney on Twitter
President Donald Trump was working behind the scenes from Mar-a-Lago to try to undermine Rep. Liz Cheney within the Republican conference for she was overwhelmingly reelected to her leadership post – and amid his frustration at his Twitter ban has taken to penning insults for others.
Cheney faced an uproar after voting with Democrats and nine other Republicans to impeach Trump on a charge of ‘incitement of insurrection’ – but blew away predictions by GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz and others that there were enough votes to strip away her leadership post.
Trump spent his time in office inveighing against ‘RINOS’ and Republicans who stood against him, and people close to him took the move against Cheney as a post-presidency test of Trump’s strength in and control over the party.
President Donald Trump and his allies viewed the effort to depose Liz Cheney as a test for the party. Trump is reportedly chaffing at his Twitter ban, and has been penning insults that others can use online
One House member who led the charge against Cheney and even flew to Wyoming to speak against her is Trump loyalist Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, calling the race a ‘battle for the soul of the Republican Party.’
In another time, Trump himself might have been throwing off Tweets insulting the most powerful House member to cross him on impeachment.
But with Twitter having banned him after the Jan. 6 riot, Trump wrote out insults and ‘observations’ for others to use, the DailyBeast reported.
According to the DailyBeast Trump has been penning insults for others to use on Twitter
Liz Cheney (R-WY) departs after a House Republican Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 3, 2021, where she was backed by an overwhelming majority of her conference despite the push by Trump loyalists
Trump loyalist Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) flew to Wyoming to blast Cheney
Twitter suspended Trump’s account after the Jan. 6 riot
A source with direct knowledge of the situation told the publication Trump suggested the farmed out insults for others to use, while people close to Trump cast the Cheney situation as a test of his sway.
Trump loyalists within the GOP Conference had hoped to take down Cheney in a demonstration of their continued sway – after Senate Minority Leader denounced Trump after the riot and issued a rare public statement of support in an internal House contest by backing Cheney.
Although Wednesday night’s results sent mixed messages about the civil war within the GOP – Cheney kept her post while Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene avoided internal sanction – the results also revealed far more Republicans were willing to cross Trump on a secret ballot than in a public declaration.
Just 61 Republicans voted to oust her with 145 voting to keep her in her leadership role.
Trump last tweeted about Cheney in July, going after her after she voiced support for Dr. Anthony Fauci and backed a primary challenger for Rep. Thomas Massie, (R-Ky.). He also retweeeted Gaetz saying Cheney was working behind the scenes against Trump and his agenda.
Trump wrote then: ‘Liz Cheney is only upset because I have been actively getting our great and beautiful Country out of the ridiculous and costly Endless Wars. I am also making our so-called allies pay tens of billions of dollars in delinquent military costs. They must, at least, treat us fairly!!!’