Donald Trump’s speech Monday night in Iowa after his surprising loss in the caucuses was perhaps most noteworthy for its graciousness.
“I want to congratulate Ted, and I want to congratulate all of the incredible candidates,” Trump told supporters in West Des Moines, saying he was “honored” to finish second.
Was this the beginning of a kinder, gentler Trump? Well…..
“Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning in the opening salvo of a series of tweets eviscerating Cruz.
The impetus for Trump’s fraud accusation appeared to be an erroneous claim disseminated from Cruz’s campaign Monday night during the caucuses that Ben Carson was poised to drop out of the race. Cruz later apologized for the incident, saying his team should have distributed a “follow-up statement from the Carson campaign clarifying that he was indeed staying in the race when that came out.”
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