Trump takes dig at Liz Cheney, says she’s ‘only upset’ because he’s getting country out of ‘costly Endless Wars’

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President Trump called out Rep. Liz Cheney for being “upset” with his administration for getting the U.S. out of “ridiculous and costly Endless Wars.”

The president tweeted his comments about the Wyoming Republican on Thursday, in an apparent reaction to her recent criticisms of him over various issues like the wearing of protective masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cheney has also come under fire from Republicans who have defended Trump and accused her of inciting division.

(Image: C-SPAN screenshot)

“Liz Cheney is only upset because I have been actively getting our great and beautiful Country out of the ridiculous and costly Endless Wars,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “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!!!”

The House Republican Caucus Chairwoman has been at odds with Trump over several issues, seeming to publicly take a jab at him last month when she posted a photo of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, wearing a mask, adding the caption: “Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK. #realmenwearmasks.”

She sang the praises of Dr. Anthony Fauci in May, calling him “one of the finest public servants we have ever had” who is “not a partisan.” Last month, the third highest-ranking Republican in the House demanded the White House “explain” why Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were not briefed on reports that Russia allegedly offered bounties for the deaths of U.S. troops.

Cheney was reportedly called out in a heated closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference this week, and House Freedom Caucus members also criticized her including Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, as well as Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Florida’s Matt Gaetz.

“The GOP Conference will be stronger if Liz Cheney is no longer leading it,” Gaetz tweeted Tuesday.

Cheney reportedly defended herself during this week’s GOP session, saying at one point: “I look forward to hearing your comments about being a team player when we’re back in the majority.”

“Liz Cheney has worked behind the scenes (and now in public) against @realDonaldTrump and his agenda,” Gaetz tweeted. “House Republicans deserve better as our Conference Chair. Liz Cheney should step down or be removed. #MAGA.”

The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., shared the lawmaker’s tweet, adding: “We already have one Mitt Romney, we don’t need another…”

The president retweeted the post from Gaetz as well as one from Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky who had also called out Cheney.

Cheney addressed some of the contention during an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” saying there are a “wide range of views within our conference” and that there was “a healthy discussion about a whole range of issues.”

(Source: Fox News)

Cheney added that she votes in agreement with Trump “something like 97 percent of the time,” adding that “in my experience, the president appreciates people who are direct, people who explain what they think.”


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