Former President Trump emailed his followers on Thursday night a Photoshopped image of former President George W. Bush and Rep. Liz Cheney spliced together after ripping Bush for throwing his support behind the Wyoming Republican who attempted to impeach him.
The caption on the photo read, “ICYMI: Must-See Photo.”
Former President Bush and political consultant Karl Rove are set to headline a fundraiser in Dallas, Texas on October 18 supporting Cheney’s reelection. Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson and former Bush White House counsel Harriet Miers will also attend the event, according to Politico.
The congresswoman will face a number of pro-Trump primary challengers and her popularity in Wyoming has reportedly suffered greatly after her continued attacks against Trump.
“RINO former President George ‘Dubya’ Bush and his flunky Karl Rove are endorsing warmongering and very low polling, Liz Cheney,” Trump said in an emailed statement.
Trump just absolutely SAVAGED Liz Cheney and George Bush pic.twitter.com/hcVFtVRLpc
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 23, 2021
Trump savagely attacked Bush, proclaiming that he was “the one who got us into the quicksand of the Middle East and, after spending trillions of dollars and killing nearly a million people, the Middle East was left in worse shape after 21 years than it was when he started his stupidity.”
“It ended with Biden’s most embarrassing in history withdrawal from Afghanistan, a total surrender, leaving $85 Billion dollars [sic] of equipment and many young Warriors lives behind,” Trump added.
The former president also excoriated Bush for not pardoning I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who was the former chief of staff to Dick Cheney and was convicted for leaking a CIA officer’s identity. Trump pardoned Libby in April 2018.
“I didn’t know Scooter, but gave him a full pardon—not at their request, but because he deserved it. He suffered greatly,” Trump declared. “Former Vice President Cheney called to effusively thank me. Now he is on the side of his daughter who is so bad for Wyoming and the United States that she is polling at record lows.”
Cheney was removed as House Republican Conference chair in May. Her removal was a result of neverending criticism of former President Trump and a loss of credibility among Republicans as she aligned more with the Democrats than the GOP in her political stances.
Trump has endorsed Harriet Hageman in Wyoming, one of Cheney’s Republican primary challengers and branded Cheney as a “warmonger and disloyal Republican.”
“Harriet Hageman adores the Great State of Wyoming, is strong on crime and borders, powerfully supports the Second Amendment, loves our military and our vets, and will fight for election integrity and energy independence (which Biden has already given up),” Trump asserted in a Sept. 9 statement.
“Unlike RINO Liz Cheney, Harriet is all in for America First. Harriet has my complete and total endorsement in replacing the Democrats’ number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney,” the former president announced.
President Donald J. Trump announces endorsement of Harriet Hageman against warmonger and disloyal Republican Liz Cheney pic.twitter.com/LiJ6yPQxS8
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) September 9, 2021
Trump ripped Bush after comments he made on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 which seemingly referred to the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
“There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” Bush proclaimed. “But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit. And it is our continuing duty to confront them.”
“The World Trade Center came down during his watch,” Trump asserted. “Bush led a failed and uninspiring presidency. He shouldn’t be lecturing anybody!”
Cheney’s campaign has reportedly taken in nearly $1.9 million in the second quarter of this year after raising over $1.5 million in the first quarter.
SCOOP: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is slated to have a fundraiser w/ President George W. Bush next month.
Signals Cheney is hugging Bush-world ties amid exile from the Trump-wing of the party.
Event will be held in Dallas on Oct. 18 w/ some other familiar names… Rove, Miers… pic.twitter.com/aDAKyUKmKO
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) September 22, 2021
The spliced photo went viral on social media:
HONESTLY! Neither has never looked better!
— Allen (@Allen06Al) September 24, 2021
Awesome, they both richly deserved to be savaged politically. Well done 45!
— Sean Osborne (@SeanOs918) September 23, 2021
God I miss that man!! 😂😂😂
— SassyPants (@sassy_alittle) September 23, 2021
Trump wins Twitter, without even being on Twitter
— Sidney Mercer (@sidney_mercer) September 23, 2021
This’s why American people love President Trump. He thinks, acts like us commoners.
— jssi (@jssi101) September 23, 2021
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