Trump, in a May 5 statement, called Cheney “a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership.”
“We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement, and prioritize the values of America First. Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL endorsement for GOP Conference Chair. Elise is a tough and smart communicator!”
Stefanik responded on Twitter.
“Thank you President Trump for your 100% support for House GOP Conference Chair. We are unified and focused on FIRING PELOSI & WINNING in 2022!” she wrote, referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
As House GOP Conference chair, Cheney is the third-most-powerful Republican in the lower chamber. She has repeatedly clashed with the former president, months after she and nine other Republican House members sided with Democrats to impeach him.