According to the forthcoming book ‘In Trump’s Shadow: The Battle for 2024 and the Future of the GOP,’ by political correspondent David Drucker, former President Donald Trump has a list of Republicans that he considers enemies. I think this would be breaking news if the twice-impeached one-term president didn’t keep such a list. Former President Richard Nixon kept an enemies list, too.
“I don’t like everybody that’s a Republican,” Trump said, according to the Daily Mail. “I don’t think a lot of the groups have done a good job,” he added.
And, of course, Trump assigns his different enemies with nicknames and questions their intelligence.
“She’s a psycho,” Trump said of Rep. Liz Cheney, calling her “Not the brightest person in the world.” Then, he took aim at Sen. Pat Toomey, who, and I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, voted to impeach him just as Cheney did.
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Trump said that Toomey was “driven out of ofﬁce because of his stupid, absolutely stupid stance on tariffs.”
The former president said that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is “useless . . . total, weak, stupid RINO . . . Has he looked in the mirror? That guy has zero chance.”
Unsurprisingly, Trump doesn’t have much appreciation for Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, either. “He’s very unpopular in his state right now,” Trump said, according to the book. “If he had an election, he couldn’t be elected dog catcher.”
The former president said of Georgia governor Brian Kemp: “I did two rallies for him in Atlanta [in 2018], and he ended up winning, unfortunately.”
On North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who also voted to impeach Trump, the former president described him as “Lightweight and a stupid person.”
The former president said of Gen. Jim Mattis, his first secretary of defense: “The world’s most overrated general. I beat ISIS after he was gone.”
Fact check: ISIS was not obliterated.
On his first attorney general, Jeff Session, Trump said: ‘No good.” Trump has held a grudge with Sessions after his then-Attorney General recused himself from overseeing the Russia probe.
Trump said former Sen. Dean Heller was “very negative to me.” and said: ‘Then at the end, he came and kissed my ass, and I’d go out and do rallies for him. They’d have signs, “Sir. He’s not for you. He’s not for you.”‘
During Drucker’s interview with Trump, the former president mentioned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell five times. Trump holds a grudge with McConnell after the Kentucky governor called him out following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
Honestly, there isn’t much in that excerpt that’s surprising since the former president acts like a child. However, it is interesting to watch Trump destroy his party while Republicans cheer him on.
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