"Who would've thought that within 33 days, we'd be bombing the Middle East again?" Former President Donald Trump's oldest son began telling the crowd in Orlando, Florida. "Speaking of bombing the Middle East, have you seen Liz Cheney's poll numbers?"
Trump Jr. then got personal and referenced a shooting incident involving Cheney’s father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, years ago.
"Her politics are only slightly less popular than her father is at a quail hunt," Trump Jr. joked. "Liz Cheney hates Donald Trump and his policies because her family has a long history of friendly fire, but she also hates them because she's tied to an establishment that has done nothing but failed us time and time again."
Cheney and the Trump family have been exchanging barbs ever since the Wyoming congresswoman voted to impeach Trump in regards to the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6.
Trump Jr. went on to mock CNN anchor Brian Stelter’s appearance, comparing him to Hasbro’s Potato Head toy.
"If Hasbro really wanted a gender-neutral Mr. Potato Head so badly, they should just slap a picture of CNN's Brian Stelter on the cover of their next potato," Trump Jr. spewed. "What? They don't call him Mr. Potato Head for nothing!”
He additionally referenced the nursing home scandal and sexual harassment allegations facing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and praised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at the same time.
"Imagine Ron DeSantis did what Cuomo has done over the last couple of years,” Trump Jr. spat. “He wouldn't be getting an Emmy. He'd be in jail. Credible accusations of harassment swept under the rug, verbal harassment swept under the rug, hiding evidence from the DOJ swept under the rug, no problem. Give him an Emmy! Remember Fredo when he was talking about it for months? Where's Fredo? He's so quiet these days! Why isn't Fredo talking about these things right now?"
"Fredo" is a nickname that conservatives, including the former president, have dubbed Cuomo’s brother Chris, who is an anchor on CNN.
Trump is expected to address the CPAC crowd on Sunday, and Trump Jr. promised that the speech would not be a “low energy” affair.
While Trump and his supporters are seemingly itching for a fight, some Republicans are wary of setting up intraparty clashes out of fear that they could hinder electoral gains in the 2022 midterms.
“To beat this threat of socialism, crushing debt, loss of freedom we must focus on addition, not subtraction; on looking forward, not backward,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), chair of the campaign arm for Senate Republicans, said in a memo this week. “Hopefully, at some point in the future, we will have beaten this threat back and find ourselves strong enough to afford self-indulgent divisions. But that day is not today.”