Donald Trump wants a re-vote in the Iowa Caucus election because he’s accusing Ted Cruz of stealing it. On Monday, Trump was relatively gracious in conceding the caucus results by acknowledging he came in second to Cruz.
Trump congratulated Cruz Monday night then tweeted a message Wednesday calling Cruz a fraud. He removed the tweet soon after posting it, Politico reports.
Donald Trump’s tweet read: “Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he illegally stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong any [sic] why he got more votes than anticipated. Bad!”
The billionaire GOP presidential candidate also removed the word “illegally” in a second tweet.
Trump wants a new election in the Iowa Caucus and have Cruz’s results “nullified.” He added that he’ll likely sue.
The State of Iowa should disqualify Ted Cruz from the most recent election on the basis that he cheated- a total fraud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2016
According to the report, Trump is trying to change up the script from appearing as loser to wronged winner after the election in Iowa showed Cruz leading in the GOP run at 28 percent while he was at 24 percent.
Critics believed Trump would prevail over Cruz and all other Republican candidates, but the outcome shocked everyone. In his concession speech, Donald Trump wholeheartedly congratulated Ted Cruz on his win in Iowa, but vowed to win New Hampshire.
“We finished second, and I want to tell you something, I’m just honored. I’m really honored. And I want to congratulate Ted, and I want to congratulate all of the incredible candidates,” Trump said.
Trump accuses Cruz of fraudulently winning the Iowa Caucus by saying his campaign spread rumors that Ben Carson was dropping out of the race and rigged the election by sending out official-looking mailers to Iowa voters that said recipients were committing a violation by not participating in the caucuses.
One of the latest messages posted by Donald Trump reads: “The State of Iowa should disqualify Ted Cruz from the most recent election on the basis that he cheated- a total fraud!”
Donald Trump wants the Iowa Caucus election redone because he thinks Ted Cruz deceptively won it. Is this a severe case of Trump just being unable to accept defeat?