In the wee hours of the night, former President Donald Trump launched an extensive diatribe against former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), vehemently disputing her assertion that he experienced depression following his 2020 presidential defeat.
Cheney, promoting her new book, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning,” claimed that ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had to fly to Mar-a-Lago to console Trump after his loss to President Joe Biden. According to Cheney, McCarthy conveyed that the former president was not eating due to sadness over his defeat, a statement that triggered Trump’s response.
In his rebuttal, Trump characterized Cheney as suffering from “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” expressing anger rather than depression after the election. He refuted the claim about his eating habits, stating that it was not due to a lack of eating but rather eating too much, As reported by Raw Story on Monday, December 4, 2023,
Trump clarified that McCarthy’s visit to Mar-a-Lago was to seek his support and unite the Republican Party, emphasizing McCarthy’s positive intentions. In contrast, Trump criticized Cheney, noting her historic loss in Congress and her subsequent involvement with the January 6th Committee.
Trump falsely claimed that Cheney collaborated with others to delete and destroy evidence from the committee—an assertion contradicted by the fact that there is no deleted evidence from the committee, as he has repeatedly falsely asserted.