Oh boy, here we go.
By now, you’re probably aware Donald Trump came in second place in the Iowa caucuses, to Ted Cruz. Trump didn’t take it well, and his supporters took it even worse, concocting some screwball conspiracy theory that included Microsoft, Marco Rubio, and a victory that never happened.
Cruz didn’t win it on his own — he has a constellation Bible-bashing spiritual black holes supporting him — but that doesn’t change the fact Cruz won and Trump didn’t.
Yes, sue. This does not bode well for future Republican primaries.
When asked by the Boston Herald Radio on Wednesday whether he was going to file a formal complaint over the results in Iowa, Trump said he “probably will” and accused Ted Cruz of “voter fraud.”
Trump also took a swing at Cruz for propagating rumors Carson was going to drop out of the race before the caucuses were done, calling it “one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen.”
What he did is unthinkable. He said the man has left the race and he said it during the caucus. And then when clarification was put out by Ben Carson saying it’s untrue, they got a statement and they didn’t put it out.
They apologized after the caucus was over. How does that help?
Trump then said Cruz’s actions were akin to “total voter fraud” because “he picked up a lot of those votes, and that’s why the polls were so wrong, because of that.”
The Teflon (Prima)Don(na) also went after Cruz’s use of a mailer, which was formatted to look like an official document:
I think everybody is…he did another thing which was almost as bad. He put a voter violation certificate. I don’t know if you got to see that and it looked just like it was sent by a government. It talked about you’re in violation. It says voter violation up top on very official-looking stationery. The way you clear it up is go and vote for Cruz. The whole thing is incredible.
“I’m pro-life,” Trump said, “He told everybody I was pro-choice. He also said I was totally in favor of Obamacare and it’s the exact opposite.”
“This guy is really fraudulent,” Trump concluded.
See, normally, this is where I make a remark about how, for the first time this election cycle, I agree with Trump about Cruz being a fraud.
But I don’t even agree there. Cruz isn’t a fraud, and Cruz would actually be less of a walking existential crisis for the United States and individual liberty if he were a fraud.
Trump, however, is a sore loser. And this foreshadows bad things for future Republican primary results.
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