- NEWSMAX - Eric Mack - AUG 16, 2022 -
One of former President Donald Trump's primary targets is officially defeated by his endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman in the Wyoming GOP primary, according to Decision Desk HQ election returns.
"Decision Desk HQ projects Harriet Hageman (@HagemanforWY) is the winner of the Republican nomination for Wyoming's at-large U.S. House congressional district," DDHQ tweeted just 27 minutes after polls closed and just 4% of the vote tallied. "She has defeated incumbent Rep Liz Cheney (R). #DecisionMade: 9:27pm EDT"
Trump quickly came out to hail Hageman's victory Tuesday night.
"Congratulations to Harriet Hageman on her great and very decisive win in Wyoming," Trump posted on Truth Social. "This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs.
"Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others. 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!"
Two hours later, Trump slammed Cheney again on Truth Social, calling her "a fool who played right into the hands of those who want to destroy our Country!"
Cheney was widely expected to lose the Trump-backed challenger in the state in which he won by the largest of margins during the 2020 campaign.
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