Wednesday 17 August 2022 05:37 AM " rel="tag">Donald Jr leads gleeful MAGA Republicans celebrating Liz Cheney's primary ... trends now

Wednesday 17 August 2022 05:37 AM " rel="tag">Donald Jr leads gleeful MAGA Republicans celebrating Liz Cheney's primary ... trends now
Wednesday 17 August 2022 05:37 AM Donald Trump Jr leads gleeful MAGA Republicans celebrating Liz Cheney's primary ... trends now

Wednesday 17 August 2022 05:37 AM Donald Trump Jr leads gleeful MAGA Republicans celebrating Liz Cheney's primary ... trends now

Donald Trump Jr. led the flood of Republicans celebrating his father's rival Liz Cheney's primary loss as he tweets a meme of her serving the former president's McDonald's meal with a signing saying: 'Now hiring RINOs.' 

Representative Cheney, 56, lost her Republican primary to Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman on Tuesday in Wyoming - but hinted at a future presidential run. 

The former president's son was the first to jump online to poke fun at her lost, writing: 'Liz Cheney really compared herself to Lincoln…LMFAO. That CNN & MSDNC fluffing really got to her carpetbagger/warmonger head.' 

He also posted a click of a man with his father head on it dancing, writing: 'Bye, bye, @Liz_Cheney. On the bright side, at least you won't have to pretend to be from Wyoming anymore.' 

Earlier in the day, outspoken Colorado representative Lauren Boebert celebrated her prediction that Cheney, also a Republican, would lose. 

'Good Morning to everyone except for Liz Cheney, who gets thrown into the trash heap of irrelevance today!' Lauren Boebert said on Twitter. 

Despite the onslaught of negative reactions from her own political party, Cheney made comparisons to President Abraham Lincoln, who lost a string of races before winning the White House, in her concession speech. 

'Abraham Lincoln was defeated in elections for the Senate and House before he won the most important election of all,' Cheney noted. 

Cheney spoke about how she had won her primary two years ago by 73 points.  

 

Donald Trump Jr. led the onslaught of MAGA Republican celebration, posting a meme on Twitter of Cheney serving the former president a McDonald's meal

Donald Trump Jr. led the onslaught of MAGA Republican celebration, posting a meme on Twitter of Cheney serving the former president a McDonald's meal

'I could easily have done the same again - the path was clear,' she said. 

All she had to do, she said, was peddle former President Donald Trump's election fraud lies and enable his attacks on the democratic system. 

'That is a path I could not and would not take,' Cheney said. 

'This is not a game,' Cheney warned. 'Everyone of us must be committed to the eternal defense of this miraculous experiment called America,' she said. 

Speaking to supporters at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center, Hageman characterized her win as an effort to 'dislodge entrenched politicians' from Washington, D.C.'s 'uni-party - those Democrats and Republicans who don't really care which party is in power, just as long as they are.' 

'Wyoming has put the elites on notice,' Hageman said, adding that if you want to represent the Cowboy State, 'you damn better well live in Wyoming.' 

Former President Donald Trump - who made Cheney his No. 1 2022 target - reveled in her loss. 

'This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs,' the ex-president said.

'Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others,' Trump continued. '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.' 

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said Tuesday night that she called and conceded the Wyoming primary race to the Trump-backed Harriet Hageman

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said Tuesday night that she called and conceded the Wyoming primary race to the Trump-backed Harriet Hageman

Lawyer Harriet Hageman delivers a victory speech Tuesday in Cheyenne. She said her win 'has put elites on notice'

Lawyer Harriet Hageman delivers a victory speech Tuesday in Cheyenne. She said her win 'has put elites on notice' 

Mary Fichtner, Hageman's college best friend who has volunteered with the campaign, holds a poster during the primary election night party of the GOP winner

Mary Fichtner, Hageman's college best friend who has volunteered with the campaign, holds a poster during the primary election night party of the GOP winner 

Rep. Liz Cheney spoke to supporters outside Tuesday night at the Mead Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming

Rep. Liz Cheney spoke to supporters outside Tuesday night at the Mead Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming 

Former President Donald Trump reveled in Rep. Liz Cheney's loss - as he had made the impeachment backer and January 6 committee member his No. 1 2022 target to take out

Former President Donald Trump reveled in Rep. Liz Cheney's loss - as he had made the impeachment backer and January 6 committee member his No. 1 2022 target to take out 

Rep. Liz Cheney's parents Lynne Cheney (left) and former Vice President Dick Cheney (right) sat in the audience as she delivered her concession speech

Rep. Liz Cheney's parents Lynne Cheney (left) and former Vice President Dick Cheney (right) sat in the audience as she delivered her concession speech 

Harriet Hageman's supporters cheer Tuesday night at her victory party in Cheyenne

Harriet Hageman's supporters cheer Tuesday night at her victory party in Cheyenne 

Rep. Liz Cheney told supporters she had called Harriet Hageman and conceded as the race was being called, making the point that part of American democracy is accepting 'honorably' election results

Rep. Liz Cheney told supporters she had called Harriet Hageman and conceded as the race was being called, making the point that part of American democracy is accepting 'honorably' election results

'Thank you WYOMING!' Trump added. 

It was obvious from early returns from the ultra-red state that Cheney was toast. 

She first trailed Hageman by nine points - and then by 25. When NBC News and other outlets started calling the race for Hageman, Cheney was behind by more than 30.  

At the top of her concession speech, Cheney informed her supporters that she had called Hageman and  conceded the race - making the point that part of American democracy is accepting 'honorably' election results. 

Hageman's supporters - a number of them sporting cowboy hats - gathered around barrels decorated with cowhides and lassos munching on charcuterie platters or waiting for drinks at corner bar as Tucker Carlson's Fox News program played on large TVs. 

At one point, Another One Bites the Dust, played loudly. The crowd cheered when favorable returns were shown on the TVs. 

Rep. Liz Cheney is greeted by supporters at her Jackson, Wyoming election night event after she conceded her primary race to Harriet Hageman Tuesday night

Rep. Liz Cheney is greeted by supporters at her Jackson, Wyoming election night event after she conceded her primary race to Harriet Hageman Tuesday night 

Harriet Hageman (right) waves to her supporters from onstage her event in Cheyenne alongside her husband John Sundahl (left)

Harriet Hageman (right) waves to her supporters from onstage her event in Cheyenne alongside her husband John Sundahl (left) 

Former Dick Cheney waves from his seat at his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney's election night event Tuesday in Jackson, Wyoming

Former Dick Cheney waves from his seat at his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney's election night event Tuesday in Jackson, Wyoming 

Hageman appeared at the podium before Cheney had completed speaking. 

'Today, Wyoming has spoken,' she said. 'Today we have succeeded at what we set out to do - we have reclaimed Wyoming's lone Congressional seat for Wyoming.' 

She thanked Trump for his early support - and used his trademark Apprentice line. 

'If we put you in power you will be accountable ... you will answer to us,' she said. 'And if you don't, we will fire you.'  

Earlier Tuesday in Jackson, Cheney brought along her famous father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, to a polling place. 

He and Lynne Cheney sat front row during her concession speech.  

'We're facing a moment where our democracy really is under attack and under threat,' Cheney told CBS News before going into vote. 

The threat, of course, being Trump. 

'And those of us across the board - Republicans, Democrats and independents - who believe deeply in freedom and who care about the Constitution and the future of the country, I think have an obligation to put that above party,' she said. 

She also said that 'no matter what the outcome is' the 'fight is cleary going to continue,' suggesting that while she may lose Tuesday night, her political career wasn't over. 

'Proud to cast my ballot today. The challenges we are facing require serious leaders who will abide by their oath and uphold the Constitution - no matter what,' she later tweeted. 

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (left) appeared at a polling place in Jackson, Wyoming, alongside her father, Vice President Dick Cheney (right), where she spoke with CBS News

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (left) appeared at a polling place in Jackson, Wyoming, alongside her father, Vice President Dick Cheney (right), where she spoke with CBS News  

Hats and other campaign swag were on display at Harriet Hageman's primary campaign headquarters at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center, where cow hides and lassos were used as decor

Hats and other campaign swag were on display at Harriet Hageman's primary campaign headquarters at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Event Center, where cow hides and lassos were used as decor 

Wyoming Republicans DailyMail.com spoke to Tuesday outside Cheyenne's historic Storey Gymnasium had all voted for Hageman - with a lone Democrat saying he chose to stick with his party, and not cross over to bolster Cheney's chances. 

Wyoming voters can switch political parties the day of the election. They can also vote at any polling place, but have to show identification. 

'Well first of all she should represent her constituents, and she's not clearly - because that's why she's getting voted out - but secondly here's the reality, she didn't grow up in Wyoming,' said 58-year-old Cheyenne resident Roger Forystek, who works in insurance. 

Thanks to her father's political career, Cheney split her time between Casper and Washington, D.C.  

'And furthermore, she's kind of a spoiled brat, in my opinion. She's a spoiled brat. She's so used to getting her way, when she doesn't, she's throwing a tantrum,' Forystek added. 

Voters line up outside the Storey Gymnasium, the Central High School facility that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Cheyenne Tuesday. Every Republican voter DailyMail.com spoke to at this polling place was backing Harriet Hageman

Voters line up outside the Storey Gymnasium, the Central High School facility that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Cheyenne

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