Two days after he was defeated by Republican rival Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, presidential hopeful Donald Trump launched a Twitter tirade accusing the junior senator from Texas of election fraud. The “New York values” candidate took issue with the Cruz campaign’s botched handling of a misread news report on Monday that fellow Republican Ben Carson had decided to drop out of the race at the last minute. As a result, his argument suggested, the Iowa Caucus should either hold “a new election” or nullify the “Cruz results.”
Reporters first caught wind of the Twitter tantrum early Wednesday morning when Trump tweeted, then subsequently deleted a post about the matter.
However, instead of becoming self-aware for a brief moment just long enough to refrain from feeding the trolls, Trump had only removed the tweet in order to correct a minor typo. He immediately re-posted the tweet with the corrected text.
That’s when the Donald really let the accusations flow through him.