Trump Meeting With Cheney Opponents In New Jersey For Endorsement Possibility

Former President Donald Trump intends to meet with some of U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney's opponents for a potential endorsement, he announced this week.

Ellen Fike

July 20, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Former President Donald Trump intends to meet with some of U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s primary election opponents next week with an eye toward a potential endorsement, he announced Tuesday.

Trump announced on his website that he would be meeting with some of Cheney’s opponents in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he owns a golf course. He said he will make an endorsement in the race in the next several months.

“Paying close attention to the Wyoming House Primary against loser RINO Liz Cheney,” Trump said on Tuesday. “Some highly respected pollsters tell me she’s toast in Wyoming after siding with Crazy Nancy Pelosi and supporting the Democrat Impeachment Hoax. And that’s just the beginning! This is a “hot” race with some very interesting candidates running against her. Remember though, in the end we just want ONE CANDIDATE running against Cheney.”

It wasn’t clear who Trump intended to meet with, as there are numerous potential candidates running for the seat.

Currently, eight people have announced their intent to run against Cheney in her 2022 re-election bid: state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, state rep. Chuck Gray, R-Casper, Cheyenne businessman Darin Smith, retired U.S. Army Col. Denton Knapp, Sheridan resident Bryan Miller, Sheridan businesswoman Robyn Belinskey, former Pavillion Mayor Marissa Selvig and Bryan Keller.

Sheridan’s Belinskey and Knapp, of Gillette, said they had not been contacted about the meeting as of Tuesday afternoon.

Other candidates could not immediately be reached for comment.

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