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Trump Salutes ‘Ultra MAGA’ Americans in Wyoming Amid Polling Collapse For Cheney

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Former President Donald Trump continued to embrace the “ultra MAGA” moniker that President Joe Biden and Democrats have attempted to turn into a negative, racist connotation during a rousing campaign-style speech in Rep. Liz Cheney’s home state of Wyoming.

Speaking at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper Saturday evening, Trump also blasted Biden’s performance in office thus far as being rife with “breathtaking failure.”

“The contrast between the Trump administration success and Joe Biden’s breathtaking failure could not be more stark,” Trump told the rally, according to Newsmax, which aired the rally live. “Compare how great America was just two years ago. Think of it compared with today.

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“Two years ago, look, where we were doing things that nobody thought possible. And then three years ago, it was even beyond, and then we got hit with the crap that came out of China, the China virus,” he noted.

It was the former president’s first rally after taking a few weeks off. He gave the keynote address to attendees of the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, which is being held in Houston, on Friday. Some entertainers and political leaders canceled because of the horrific mass murder of 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. Trump mildly chastised them for canceling, however, saying that it was important to “show up.”

In Wyoming, Trump was campaigning on behalf of attorney Harriet Hageman, a longtime GOP activist in the state who is running against Cheney in the August primary. Trump threw his support behind Hageman last year after Cheney blamed him for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building and then joined a Democrat-run select committee to probe the origins of the incident. At last count, Hageman was out-polling Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, by 30 points.

In his speech, the former president also embraced the new “ultra MAGA” label and said it definitely applied in Wyoming.

“They gave us a new name — they made a little mistake with this — but this is Ultra MAGA country: Ultra MAGA, even better!” Trump said to kick off the 90-minute speech.

“Over the next six months, the people of Wyoming are going to vote to dump your RINO congresswoman Liz Cheney. And you’re going to send the incredible Harriet Hageman to Congress, and together we are going to end crazy Nancy Pelosi’s political career once and for all. Crazy Nancy; she’s crazy,” he added.

He also ripped Cheney, describing her as “warmongering” and accusing her of being “America last.”

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“When I was there, we were respected,” Trump said of his presidency. “Nobody was going to war with us. Nobody, OK? We didn’t have to go to war for people to know that we were the toughest and we were the strongest. We did it in a much different way.

“She’s the face of the Washington swamp and the same failed foreign policy of the Clintons, Bushes, the Obamas, Bidens, and the entire sick political establishment.”

A new survey shows that Cheney is 30 points behind Hageman.

He went on to make fresh remarks regarding the Dem-run Jan. 6 committee, which has focused almost exclusively on fellow Republican lawmakers and former members of Trump’s administration.

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“I’ve taken the cake for investigations,” Trump said of the myriad investigations and “hoaxes” to tarnish him as a candidate, president, and former president. “A friend of mine said, ‘You know, this has been going on for years: You must be the most honest man in the history of our country.'”

Trump hailed Hageman’s primary “as the most important” one in the entire country.

“Wyoming, all of America is counting on you,” Trump said. “You have become so important. We all know how great your state is, how beautiful your state is, but you’ve become — politically speaking — you’re at the top of the list.”

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Trump repeated his earlier claim that “sick people” within Washington, D.C., are “the greatest danger” to the country.

“These are bad people; that’s why our greatest danger is not from outside of our country,” Trump said. “Our greatest danger is the sick people from within. That’s the way it is.

“And if Liz Cheney truly cared about saving American democracy, instead of persecuting Republicans, she would be demanding that everyone involved in the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax be exposed and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

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