Former President Trump vehemently refuted claims made by former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in her recent book, countering her assertion that he was “depressed and not eating” after the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack, The Hill reported on Monday, December 4.
Trump took to his Truth Social platform to set the record straight, stating, “That statement is not true. I was not depressed, I WAS ANGRY, and it was not that I was not eating, it was that I was eating too much.”
Trump went on to provide context to McCarthy’s visit to Mar-a-Lago, emphasizing that McCarthy was there seeking his support and aiming to unite the Republican Party.
Despite their differences, Trump claimed that McCarthy’s intentions were aligned with party cohesion.
In his characteristic style, Trump didn’t miss the opportunity to criticize Cheney, a prominent GOP critic, referring to her as “Crazy Liz Cheney.”
He highlighted her loss in the 2022 reelection bid, labeling it as the largest margin defeat for a sitting Congressperson in U.S. history.
Trump also accused Cheney of collaborating with the Jan. 6 Committee to “delete and destroy the evidence and findings of the committee,” echoing baseless claims about the committee’s work.
In reality, the Jan. 6 Committee conducted a thorough investigation, publishing an 814-page final report along with additional evidence on a publicly accessible government site.
Cheney, who refused to endorse unfounded claims of election fraud, lost her seat in the 2022 election.
Trump concluded by casting doubt on Cheney’s commitment to the republic, calling for unity among Republicans, Democrats, and independents against those who seek to undermine the nation.
Despite the electoral setbacks, Cheney remains a vocal critic of Trump and a key figure in the Jan. 6 Committee’s efforts to uncover the truth behind the Capitol attack.