Any time things do go in favor of Republican candidate Donald Trump, he immediately goes into an extensive rant on his Twitter account. Does he truly believe he has real political power to bring about the changes he thinks are called for or is he just a whiner?
In an article in the Business Insider on February 3, 2016, it noted that Trump launched a slew of insults on Twitter aimed against his opponent, Ted Cruz. He wrote: “During primetime of the Iowa Caucus, Cruz put out a release that @RealBenCarson was quitting the race, and to caucus (or vote) for Cruz.”
Well, he might have a good point but to claim that he came in second in the Iowa Caucus because of this is simply ridiculous. Trump immediately followed up on Twitter with: “Many people voted for Cruz over Carson because of this Cruz fraud.” And on the Trump web site it notes, “The State of Iowa should disqualify Ted Cruz from the most recent election on the basis that he cheated- a total fraud!”
Why didn’t those folks who might have voted for Ben Carson, vote for him? Obviously they could have, if they were so inclined. According to a Politico article, “Carson came in fourth with 9.3 percent of the vote, behind Cruz, Donald Trump, and Sen. Marco Rubio.” Without Carson, his votes could have gone to any of the top three.
In an article on the Daily Wire, it notes, “Fact: the Ben Carson campaign suspension rumor came from CNN, and that rumor originated with the Carson campaign… Apparently, Rubio also “pushed the narrative hard” that Carson was dumping out of the race, according to a tweet from Conrad Close, who identifies as a Rubio supporter.”
When Cruz staffers realized this was wrong, he apologized for the mailer.
Trump also stated, “Cruz sent out a VOTER VIOLATION certificate to thousands of voters.” And in yet another Tweet wrote: “The Voter Violation certificate gave poor marks to the unsuspecting voter(grade of F) and told them to clear it up by voting for Cruz. Fraud”
Cruz sent out the mailer, which was first mailed to voters by the Iowa Secretary of State. The mailer noted: “ELECTION ALERT: VOTER VIOLATION,” “FURTHER ACTION NEEDED,” and adds, “You are receiving this election notice because of low expected voter turnout in your area. Your individual voting history as well as your neighbors’ are public record. Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your score as well. CAUCUS ON MONDAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE and please encourage your neighbors to caucus as well.”
The Republican candidate would not apologize for this one and with good reason. The Daily Mail noted that politicians have often done this in the past and added, “But Trump is trying to spin it into a case that Cruz tried to imply that it would be illegal not to vote for him. That’s patently ridiculous.”
“I will apologize to no one for using every tool we can to encourage Iowa voters to come out and vote,” Cruz stated.
And in still another Tweet, Trump wrote: “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.”
Keep whining Trump. It’s so unattractive.
The Daily Mail suggested that Trump hopes Cruz will “spend all his media time this week defending his ‘nefarious’ activities there instead of pushing forward in New Hampshire.”
Cruz knows better than to even engage Trump when he issues such tripe.
The paper when on to state that Trump might be “making excuses to his supporters for why he lost. There are theories that Trump is even building a case for dropping out of the race altogether or running third party, claiming that he was cheated out of his rightful victory.”
Wha, wha! With little recourse in trying to instigate trouble with or for Cruz, Trump went on to insinuate his opponent is dishonest because he is Canadian.
“No, it’s honestly really, really dishonest. And I think I know why. You know why? Because he was born in Canada!” he wrote.
This Republican candidate is making quite a name for himself as the real cry baby when things don’t go his way. Here is what the Daily Mail had to say about it:
“First he said he had no real ground game in Iowa; then he claimed that the media sandbagged him; now he’s explaining that he was thwarted by Cruz’s evil Canadian usurpation.”
As a Canadian who has never taken to Trump’s flamboyant, arrogant and often insulting rhetoric this statement, which is derogatory to all Canadians is simply ridiculous, not to mention extremely insulting to yet another entire country.
In a more recent Tweet, Trump wrote: “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified. “
Good luck with either of those suggestions. Trump might have plenty of money and power in his own circles, but he does not have the power to force either of these.
He has made it clear that he hates Mexican immigrants, which was made obvious by his statement in a Washington Post article dated July 8 2015, which the real estate mogul made during his presidential announcement speech on June 16, 2015.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Trump said.
Trump has shown that he has no love for the US neighbor to the south and now he appears to strongly dislike Canadians to the north. He is making enemies at both ends before he even gets into the White House. What a great US president he would make.
It’s time Trump put his big boy pants on, got rid of his over-sized ego, accept things as they are and just stop whining!
Additional reference: The Washington Post: Fact checker: Donald Trump’s false comments connection Mexican immigrants and crime