Trump Taunts Republican Senator Bill Cassidy: ‘Lamebrain’

Former President Donald Trump has launched a new attack on a fellow Republican, denouncing Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana as “a total flake.”

Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee in November’s presidential election, on Monday lashed out at Cassidy in a two-part post to Truth Social. The former president argued that the Louisiana lawmaker, one of only seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump after his second impeachment, was “disloyal” and “one of the worst” U.S. senators.

“One of the worst Senators in the United States Senate is, without question, Bill Cassidy, A TOTAL FLAKE, Republican though he may be,” Trump wrote. “Cassidy is a total ‘stiff,’ but Louisiana didn’t need him to protect them, because they had ME, 100%!”

“When the Democrats’ Impeachment Hoax started, this Lamebrain Senator actually voted against me,” he added. “He thought it was so ‘cool,’ until he got home, and was literally pelted with everything that could be used for such an inglorious happening, especially words, with lots of foul language thrown in.”

Former President Donald Trump, left, is pictured, as Republican Senator Bill Cassidy is shown on the right. Trump on Monday slammed Cassidy as “disloyal” and a “lamebrain” in a pair of Truth Social posts.

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Trump went on to say that he had “been too busy beating up the Communists, Fascists, and Lunatics who have weaponized our Government” to “think much about” Cassidy, before suggesting that the senator “is not someone you want to be in a foxhole with.”

“Very disloyal and not very smart!” Trump wrote. “Bill Cassidy is now shunned in his own State as a disloyal lightweight, and it’s a beautiful thing to watch. THANK YOU LOUISIANA!”

Newsweek reached out for comment to Cassidy’s office via email on Monday night.

While it was unclear what prompted Trump to weigh in on Cassidy, if anything, the former president has attacked the Republican senator on at least one previous occasion since leaving the White House.

In a statement released in October 2021, Trump referred to Cassidy, a medical doctor whose current Senate term ends in January 2027, as “Wacky Bill” and argued that he was “a totally ineffective Senator” who “could not even be elected dog catcher today.”

Although Cassidy has used less fiery rhetoric and shown reluctance to launch any direct personal attacks against the ex-president, the senator has repeatedly spoken out against Trump continuing his political career.

Cassidy expressed doubts in 2021 that Trump could become the GOP presidential nominee again, reasoning that GOP voters might reject the former president because he lost the “House, Senate and presidency in four years” and “elections are about winning.”

Last year, Cassidy warned Republicans that the former president “cannot win a general election” and urged him to drop out of the 2024 race. Cassidy also cautioned that Trump’s legal woes were a liability and described his federal classified-documents case as “almost a slam dunk” for the prosecution.

Trump had a relatively easy run in the primaries and reached the required delegate count for the GOP nomination last month, virtually guaranteeing a November rematch with President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee.