Could Donald Trump actually hate Liz Cheney more than Mitt Romney?
Judging on the amount of time the former president spent discussing her on Sunday as opposed to any other Republican he doesn’t care for, she just might be number one on his hit list.
The former president, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday, mentioned all of the Republicans who voted to impeach him but saved Cheney for last and added extra relish when mentioning her.
“Of course there’s the war monger, the person who loves seeing our troops fighting — Liz Cheney,” Trump said to a chorus of boos.
“The good news is in her state is that she’s been censured and her poll numbers have dropped faster than any human being I’ve ever seen,” he said.
The extra attention probably makes sense as Cheney is the only Republican in a leadership position who voted to impeach him.
“Now, more than ever, is the time for tough, strong, and energetic Republican leaders who have spines of steel,” he said in the roughly one hour speech. “We need strong leadership.”
“We cannot have leaders who share more passion than condemning their fellow Americans than they have ever shown for standing up to Democrats, the media, and the radicals who want to turn America into a socialist country,” he said.
Trump said if these Republicans spent the same time attacking Obama and Biden as they have criticizing him, they would “actually be successful.”
The only other Republican that he said anything extra about was Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse who received the moniker “Little Ben Sasse” reminiscent of the former nickname Trump gave Marco Rubio.