Dick Cheney appeared in a television commercial supporting his daughter, Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., as she looks forward to being re-elected in the August 16 Wyoming primary. President Donald Trump even called him a “coward” in the campaign ad.
“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been a person who poses a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” Dick said, looking directly at the camera. “He tried to steal the last election, using lies and violence to keep himself in power after voters rejected him.”
“He’s a coward. A real man would not lie to his followers. He lost his election and he lost a lot. I know Liz, who voted twice to impeach Trump. She is also one of two Republicans serving on the House Special Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Liz’s anti-Trump stance has been praised by many, but in Wyoming, which has been primarily a red state for nearly six decades, her chances of winning for another term are marred by doubt. Liz faces an uphill battle against Harriet Hageman, who was backed by Trump last September.
“Lin and I are so proud of Liz for standing up for the truth, doing what is right, and honoring her oath to the Constitution, which many in our party fear. Liz is fearless. She never shys away from a fight, nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to ensure Donald Trump never comes near the Oval Office again, and she will succeed,” said Dick.
Dick has been slammed by a segment of social media users for his comments about Trump.
“My favorite part was when Dick Cheney said Donald Trump was a coward and that a real man would not lie to his supporters – knowing full well that he and George W. lied to the entire nation that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. He’s like the king of cowards by his own book,” one tweeted.
“Trump is a POS, but of all the men who say to Trump, ‘A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters,’ Dick Cheney, the man who lied to the US about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and nearly led us to war, is one decade shouldn’t be any of them,” tweeted another.
“I just heard an ad for Liz Cheney where Dick Cheney says Trump is a liar and a coward, both of which are obviously true. But then he says ‘a real man wouldn’t lie to his followers’ which made me laugh out loud. WMD is anyone? #ironyisdead,” wrote one user.
“It’s only a matter of time before the good people of Wyoming vote you out AND WE CAN SAY GOOD RIDDANCE,” read a tweet directed at Liz after he shared her dad’s video.
“What Liz Cheney is doing can only be done by a coward and poses a direct threat to the United States. I hope Wyoming votes her out of office. Her daddy is only making it worse for her,” one person said commented.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/dick-cheney-targets-trump-lizs-campaign-ad-ahead-wyoming-primary-1837796?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Dick Cheney targets Trump in Liz’s campaign ad outside Wyoming elementary school