It should come as no surprise to anyone that Donald Trump does not like to lose. When he stands up before thousands of people at his campaign rallies, one of his prevalent messages, and one that beings audiences to their feet, is that he will bring America back to a point where it is “winning” in international affairs. He accuses the Obama administration of allowing the United States to lose in all of its trade deals with foreign powers, and he claims that a Trump presidency would reverse that trend. Furthermore, he often rebukes attacks made against his policies by merely stating that he is winning in the polls and thus must be popular among American voters.
Seeing that Trump’s drive to win is so high, it was more than reasonable to assume that he would not be happy with his second place finish in Iowa. In fact, Trump was so unhappy with being the runner-up to Ted Cruz, that he is calling for a new election in the Hawkeye State. Or, if they won’t give him that, he would like to see the results nullified. If this sounds outrageous, it’s because it is…
Trump tweeted out earlier today that “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!”
He alleges that Cruz stole the caucuses by putting out a mailer claiming that Carson was dropping out of the race in an attempt to secure the Evangelical vote. “Many people voted for Cruz over Carson because of this Cruz fraud,” Trump tweeted.
The business mogul then claimed that Cruz has been lying about Trump’s position on Obamacare and abortion measures, and he summed up his rant with the following: “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.”
Should Iowa hold a new caucus due to Trump’s allegations? Did Cruz really “steal Iowa”?