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Former President Donald Trump took to social media after Wyoming's Harriet Hegemann-backed congressional candidate defeated Rep. Liz Cheney in the state's Republican primary. I took a lap.
In a series of posts,Trump praiseda "very decisive victory" and accused Cheney of being "mean" and an "idiot." He also thanked the Wyoming voters for the "very decisive victory."
"Congratulations to Harriet Hedgeman for a wonderful and very decisive victory in Wyoming." , Trump wrote to TRUTH Social shortly after the race was called. "This is a great result for America and a complete denunciation of political hacks and thugs' No Select Committee."
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“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself. wrote. "Now she can finally disappear into the depths of her political oblivion, where I am sure she will be much happier than she is now." Added: "Thank you Wyoming!"
A few hours later, Trump commented on Cheney's concession speech, in which he compared himself to former President Abraham Lincoln and hinted at a possible presidential run.
``Liz Cheney's unimpressive concession speech before a 'small' crowd in Wyoming said the 2020 presidential election will face massive and decisive opposition. It focused on her belief that it was not rigged, despite evidence of & Stolen," Trump wrote. "The fact that in many states many election changes were not approved by the state legislatures has been countless. This is absolutely necessary. Liz Cheney wants to destroy our country. A fool in the hands of the people!”
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For Cheney and her anti-Trump words and actions.
"With the loss of Liz Cheney far greater than previously anticipated, the political hacks and thugs of theJanuary 6th Commission quickly put an end to a beautiful process of dissolution. Do you think it will start? This was a referendum on a never-ending witch hunt.People have spoken!" the former president wrote.
REP. Liz Cheney compares herself to Abraham Lincoln after suffering a crushing loss in the Wyoming primary
in the 2024 presidential election.
Split photo of former President Donald Trump and Rep. Liz Cheney in Casper, Wyoming. in Jackson, Wyoming. (Getty Images)
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) announces major evening events in August will deliver a concession speech to supporters on June 16, 2022 in Jackson, Wyoming. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming, Primary, Jackson, August 16, 2022 Wyoming speaks to supporters at a night event. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Cheney In post-election remarks, Abraham Lincoln said he had lost an election to Congress before he was elected president, and said, "Now is the time the real work begins." } Abraham Lincoln, the great and former champion, lost the Senate and House elections before winning the most important elections," she said in her speech.
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Her Aubrie Spady of Fox News contributed to this report.