In his latest social media tirade, Trump calls out former Representative Liz Cheney, Nancy Pelosi, and Jack Smith for “extreme sabotage.” Cheney was quick to fire back by calling the ex-president “hangry” on X.
Trump did not pull any punches as he took to Truth Social to unleash his latest tirade. “Why did American Disaster Liz Cheney, who suffers from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome), and was defeated for Congress by the largest margin for a sitting Congressman or Congresswoman in the history of our Country, ILLEGALLY DELETE & DESTROY most of the evidence, and related items, from the January 6th Committee of Political Thugs and Misfits,” Trump began.
Trump accuses Cheney of sabotage
“THIS ACT OF EXTREME SABOTAGE MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR MY LAWYERS TO PROPERLY PREPARE FOR, AND PRESENT, A PROPER DEFENSE OF THEIR CLIENT, ME,” he continued, making full use of his infamous all-caps approach.
Attack on Pelosi
The ex-president then turned his attention to ridiculing Pelosi. “All of the information on Crazy Nancy Pelosi turning down 10,000 soldiers that I offered to guard the Capitol Building, and beyond, is gone,” he said, referencing his previous allegation that Pelosi refused to allow 10,000 troops to stop the January 6th attacks.
Jack Smith under fire
Finally, Trump called out special counsel Jack Smith for his supposed mishandling of the case against Trump. “The ridiculous Deranged Jack Smith case on Immunity, which the most respected legal minds in the Country say I am fully entitled to, is now completely compromised and should be thrown out and terminated, JUST LIKE THE RADICAL LEFT LUNATICS DID TO THE EVIDENCE!”
Cheney fights back
No less than a day later, Cheney took to X to fire back at the ex-President. “Seems like someone is starting 2024 hangry,” she wrote, mocking Trump’s strange New Year rant.
Trump is a liar, says Cheney
“You and your lawyers have had the J6 committee materials (linked below) plus the grand jury info & much more for months,” the former Rep. continued. “Lying about the evidence in all caps won’t change the facts. A public trial will show it all.”
A long-fought battle
This latest social media brawl follows several other heated exchanges between the two politicians. Earlier in December, Cheney tweeted, “On Jan 6, Trump thought it would help him to let police officers be violently attacked, so he did. He sat in the WH dining room and watched the attack on television, refusing for hours to tell the mob to leave the Capitol. That’s depravity.”
Jack Smith reacts
Jack Smith appeared similarly bemused by Trump’s rant. The special counsel mockingly tweeted, “Your Honor, there is evidence out there that vindicates me. Big, beautiful evidence. I can’t find it so it must have been destroyed. Given this irrefutable proof, let’s call the whole thing off.”
Trump’s ‘drivel’ won’t play in court
Driving home his commitment to cutting through Trump’s dubious allegations, Smith closed his post by declaring, “This drivel might play at one of his rallies. Not in court.”
Jail time for Trump?
Apparently still hungry for a battle, the special counsel then posted a new tweet that simply read, “I’ll let you in on a secret. Keep it to yourself. He’s going to prison.”
A useful conspiracy?
In the aftermath of Trump’s accusations, some onlookers have speculated that the ex-president’s implication that his opponents are unjustly conspiring against him will play right into the hands of his followers.
Trump’s defense faltering
However, others see Trump’s outburst as a sign of his waning confidence. Mediaite editor Colby Hall commented, “It appears that Trump has resorted to the ‘they lost my homework’ legal strategy, which may reveal just how desperate he actually is.”