Donald Trump: ‘Ted Cruz Didn’t Win Iowa, He Stole It’


Donald Trump’s loss in Iowa is really getting to the GOP front-runner. First, he was silent for about 15 hours, then he said he was treated ‘unfairly’ by the media after losing to Ted Cruz. That’s something which he ensured his supporters would never happen and you know that if someone says a thing then it’s true. This time, the hotel magnate is saying Cruz ‘stole’ Iowa and to be sure, dirty tricks were played.

“Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!,” Trump tweeted.

So now Trump wants a new vote to take place in Iowa.

Here’s what’s at issue.

A staffer for the Cruz campaign said Ben Carson was dropping out of the race when actually, the former neurosurgeon said he was going home to get fresh clothes.

And Steve King ran with it.

“I think whoever is responsible for blatant lying should be dismissed, absolutely. Unless that kind of behavior is acceptable in your campaign culture,” Carson told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead.”

Cruz issued an apology a day after winning the Iowa caucuses after his staff falsely told Iowa caucus-goers that Carson planned to quit the race, calling it a “mistake.”

“That is really quite a dirty trick,” Carson told reporters. ”I want [my supporters] to recognize this makes me more determined than ever to keep going.”

“To have campaigns come out and send emails to their caucus speakers suggesting that Dr. Carson was doing anything but moving forward after tonight is the lowest of low in American politics,” Carson campaign manager Ed Brookover told reporters.

Trump supporters believe that this move made Cruz gain more votes and obviously, the billionaire candidate thinks this as well. However, just yesterday, Trump spoke of how ‘great’ it was that he came in second, calling himself a ‘long-shot’ candidate.

But for Trump, who consistently touts polls on his Twitter timeline and in the media, to now discount “all of the polls” which he claims “were so wrong” makes his newest statement ironic.

It was the evangelicals who did him in.

Two-thirds of caucus-goers were born-again Christians, and Cruz was favored over Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio among that group.

Also today, Trump blamed himself, which is in contrast to what he’s saying on Twitter. The billionaire candidate admits not participating in the debate might have been a factor in his loss.

“That could have been with the debate,” the Republican presidential candidate said to supporters in New Hampshire. “I think some people were disappointed that I didn’t go into the debate.”

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