‘A bitter horrible human being’: Trump slams Liz Cheney in gloating statement as she loses leadership role

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<p>Liz Cheney, dressed in white and purple, visiting Donald Trump in the Oval Office during his presidency</p> (AP)

Liz Cheney, dressed in white and purple, visiting Donald Trump in the Oval Office during his presidency

(AP)

Donald Trump gloated over the ousting of House Republican conference chair Liz Cheney in a statement released shortly after a voice vote by party members removed her from the position.

“Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being. I watched her yesterday and realised how bad she is for the Republican Party,” the former president said.

“She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our country. She is a talking point for Democrats, whether that means the border, the gas lines, inflation, or destroying our economy,” he continues.

Bringing in her father, former vice president Dick Cheney, Mr Trump continues: “She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our great military, the worst decision in our country’s history.”

“I look forward to soon watching her as a paid contributor on CNN or MSDNC!” he added.

Ms Cheney was removed from her post by her fellow party members for refusing to buy into Mr Trump’s “big lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

She instead chose to tell the truth about the election and was punished by those in the party loyal to the former president.

In an earlier blog post on his website, Mr Trump wrote: “The Republicans in the House of Representatives have a great opportunity today to rid themselves of a poor leader, a major Democrat talking point, a warmonger, and a person with absolutely no personality or heart.”

He added: “As a representative of the Great State of Wyoming, Liz Cheney is bad for our Country and bad for herself. Almost everyone in the Republican Party, including 90% of Wyoming, looks forward to her ouster—and that includes me!”

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