Former President Donald Trump reveled in the loss of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Tuesday night after losing his primary in the state of Wyoming.
“Goodbye, Liz Cheney,” Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich wrote on social media, sharing a video clip of the former president dancing.
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) August 17, 2022
Trump was more specific on social media, congratulating Cheney’s opponent Harriet Hageman on her primary victory.
“This is a wonderful outcome for America and a complete rebuke to the political hackers and thugs screening committee,” he wrote.
Although the Cheney family embraced Trump to promote Liz Cheney’s political career, they ultimately turned on the former president and embraced the Washington establishment.
Trump seemed pleased with the projected loss of Liz Cheney.
“Now she can finally fade into the depths of political oblivion where I am sure she will be much happier than she is right now,” he wrote. “Thank you WYOMING! »
Other members of the Trump team listened to Cheney’s defiant challenge to the former president to “bring it” when he endorsed his challenger.
lmao aged like fine wine https://t.co/gK1ielrcYq
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) August 17, 2022
I brought it. pic.twitter.com/9WOHgaszgr
— Nick Trainer (@NicholasTrainer) August 17, 2022
Donald Trump Jr. mocked Cheney for comparing herself to Abraham Lincoln in her concession speech.
Liz Cheney really compared herself to Lincoln…LMFAO. This CNN and MSDNC fluffing has really hit its bagger/warmongering head. pic.twitter.com/vuwvDnLIeV
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 17, 2022
“Abraham Lincoln was defeated in Senate and House elections before winning the most important election of all,” she said.
Liz Cheney: “Abraham Lincoln was defeated in Senate and House elections before winning the most important election of all.” pic.twitter.com/VbTjCx4afC
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 17, 2022
Wyoming residents took the floor in the primary, with Hageman getting 63% of the vote against Cheney, who only got 32% with 54% of the votes counted.