Donald Trump has denied a claim that he became depressed and stopped eating after losing the 2020 presidential election.
Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) made the revelation in her upcoming memoir Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning . According to Cheney, Trump became depressed and lost his appetite after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, prompting Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to visit him at Mar-a-Lago out of concern for his health.
Cheney wrote that when she confronted McCarthy about the trip, he told her that Trump’s staff were “really worried” about him.
“Trump’s not eating, so they asked me to come see him,” McCarthy allegedly said, according to excerpts of the book published by CNN.
“What?! You went to Mar-a-Lago because Trump’s not eating?” Cheney responded.
“Yeah, he’s really depressed,” McCarthy said.
But, Trump denied the story in a late night rant on his Truth Social app. In fact, he insisted that he was “eating too much.”
“Crazy Liz Cheney, who suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome at a level rarely seen before, writes in her boring new book that Keven [sic] McCarthy said he came to Mar-a-Lago after the RIGGED election because, ‘the former president was depressed and not eating,'” he wrote. “That statement is not true. I was not depressed, I WAS ANGRY, and it was not that I was not eating, it was that I was eating too much. But that’s not why Keven [sic] McCarthy was there. He was at Mar-a-Lago to get my support, and to bring the Republican Party together – Only good intentions.”
“Liz Cheney, on the other hand, went on to lose her seat in Congress by the largest margin for a sitting Congressperson in the history of the U.S. She then worked with others on the J6 Committee to delete and destroy the evidence and findings of the committee,” Trump continued.
Cheney was one of the two House Republicans to serve on the January 6 Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters trying to prevent the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.
Republicans turned on her and she lost her seat a year later to Trump sycophant Rep. Harriet Hageman.The other Republican who served on the committee Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) opted not to seek re-election.
Cheney’s book is set to be released on Dec. 5.