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Former President Donald Trump criticized Senator Bill Cassidy, calling him one of the worst senators in the United States Senate. Trump was upset about Cassidy’s vote to convict him at his 2021 impeachment trial for his involvement in the Capitol riot on January 6th. Despite endorsing Cassidy in his 2020 re-election campaign, Trump referred to the senator as a “total flake” and a “stiff” for not supporting him during the impeachment trial.

Cassidy was one of seven Senate Republicans who voted to convict Trump of inciting an insurrection. Trump claimed that Louisiana did not need Cassidy’s protection because they had him, 100%. He also mentioned that after Cassidy voted against him, he faced backlash from his constituents, with Trump asserting that he has been focused on other matters such as criticizing the current administration.

Trump accused Cassidy of being disloyal and claimed that the senator is now shunned in his own state as a lightweight. Cassidy had previously declared that Trump could not win the 2024 presidential election, stating that President Biden and Republican Governor Ron DeSantis were the only viable options. Cassidy has also criticized Trump for his rhetoric towards migrants entering the country illegally, calling it dehumanizing.

Despite numerous polls showing Trump leading in a potential rematch against Biden, Cassidy and 14 other GOP senators have yet to endorse Trump for the 2024 presidential election. Cassidy’s comments about Trump and his decision not to support him have further strained their relationship. Trump’s criticism of Cassidy on social media further highlights the divide within the Republican Party over the former president’s leadership.

Cassidy’s comments on Trump’s rhetoric and his reluctance to endorse him for the 2024 election have led to tensions between the two. While Trump remains a significant figure in the GOP, his ongoing conflicts with members of his own party, including Cassidy, may impact his ability to rally support for another presidential campaign. The ongoing back-and-forth between Trump and Cassidy highlights the divisions within the Republican Party and the challenges they may face in uniting behind a single candidate for future elections.

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