During the Iowa Caucus, Donald Trump made much ado about nothing after someone in the Ted Cruz campaign relayed a story from CNN that Ben Carson was dropping out of the race. The story was born from a very poorly worded statement from Carson that he was going home to Flordia for some rest and not going to New Hampshire to campaign in before their primary. Instead, he would be attending the National Prayer Breakfast in D.C.
Trump used this in his bogus quest to portray constitutional conservative Ted Cruz as a liar who cheats with “dirty tricks.” He even went so far as to say that the Iowa results should be nullified and Cruz stripped of his victory.
Never mind that Marco Rubio supporters were disseminating the same information from the CNN article via the most widely used Iowa Caucus hashtags. At the time, Trump felt threatened by Cruz, so the Texas Senator was the target of Trump’s lying wrath.
Trump has a history of crying “dirty tricks” and “liar” as he tries to portray himself as protectionist of Dr. Ben Carson, the very man Trump previously compared to a pedophile and called a “sick puppy.” That makes his latest tweet to Ben Carson and his supporters all the more hypocritical.
On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted a message to Carson and his supporters.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2016
While the tweet does exhibit graciousness and respect, there’s one problem. Trump is jockeying for Carson supporters to now support his campaign for the presidency when Ben Carson has not officially suspended his campaign.
In his official statement released yesterday, Carson said that he did not see a political path forward in the presidential race but he did not officially suspend his campaign.
I have decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate tomorrow night in Detroit. Even though I will not be in my hometown of Detroit on Thursday, I remain deeply committed to my home nation, America. I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results. However, this grassroots movement on behalf of “We the People” will continue. Along with millions of patriots who have supported my campaign for President, I remain committed to Saving America for Future Generations. We must not depart from our goals to restore what God and our Founders intended for this exceptional nation.
I appreciate the support, financial and otherwise, from all corners of America. Gratefully, my campaign decisions are not constrained by finances; rather by what is in the best interests of the American people.
I will discuss more about the future of this movement during my speech on Friday at CPAC in Washington, D.C.
Will the media jump on a “dirty tricks” narrative in regards to Donald Trump? Will Trump supporters now start shouting from the rooftops and all over social media that Trump is a liar who does “dirty tricks?”