Donald Trump Asks Iowans: ‘How Stupid are the People of Iowa?’

Donald Trump asking Iowans if they're stupid at Iowa Central Community College on Nov. 12, 2015. Credit: Screenshot via YouTube

If after the past couple of debates you thought that Donald Trump was becoming more presidential in his behavior and dropping the personal attacks against fellow GOP presidential candidates, you’d be mistaken.

Trump celebrated Friday the 13th early on Thursday with a vicious attack against Dr. Ben Carson, the candidate he’s running neck-and-neck with at the top of all national polls.

Trump told CNN on Thursday that Carson, who admittedly had a bad temper 40-50 years ago, was suffering from a “pathological disease” that is comparable to a “child molester.”

Later in Iowa, while speaking for more than 90 minutes during a campaign stop at Iowa Central Community College, Trump insinuated that the people of Iowa were “stupid” for believing Ben Carson’s life story, which he mocked as being unbelievable.

“How stupid are the people of Iowa?” Trump asked the audience of Iowans. “How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?” he wondered.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m going to make the assumption that the way to get people to vote for you is not by calling them stupid. But that’s just me.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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