Former President Donald Trump was quick to gloat over the crushing Wyoming Republican primary election loss of his nemesis Liz Cheney — calling her a “fool” who “should be ashamed of herself.”
Trump, 76, took to his Truth Social late Tuesday to hail the “very decisive WIN” by the challenger he’d backed, Harriet Hageman, saying the “very big Liz Cheney loss” was “far bigger than had ever been anticipated.”
“This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs,” he said.
“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others,” he wrote of the Republican who’d voted to impeach after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now. Thank you WYOMING!”
A few hours later, he mocked Cheney’s “uninspiring concession speech, in front of a ‘tiny’ crowd in the Great State of Wyoming.”
He said it had “focused on her belief that the 2020 Presidential Election was not, despite massive and conclusive evidence to the contrary, Rigged & Stolen. It was,” he insisted, repeating his debunked conspiracy.
“Liz Cheney is a fool who played right into the hands of those who want to destroy our Country!” insisted Trump.
He also predicted optimistically that Cheney’s loss “will quickly begin the beautiful process of DISSOLUTION” of the “January 6th Committee of political Hacks and Thugs.”
“This was a referendum on the never ending Witch Hunt. The people have spoken!” insisted Trump.
One of Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr., also mocked Cheney — with a meme showing her working behind a McDonald’s drive-thru and handing a laughing Trump his drinks.
In the mocked-up meme — captioned “bye Liz!” — the fast food chain said it was “now hiring RINOs,” the term for those deemed “Republican in name only.”
Cheney, the 56-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, by a roughly 30-point margin. In a concession speech, the third-term congresswoman compared herself to Abraham Lincoln and said she only lost her seat because of her refusal to support Trump’s 2020 election-fraud claims.