Apparently, it’s not good to beat the Donald in an election. While appearing on Boston Herald Radio Wednesday, media mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “probably” sue Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Texas, alleging the Cruz campaign engaged in voter fraud.
“One of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen. They said he was quitting the race and to vote for him,” said Trump.
Asked if he would sue, Trump said, “I probably will; what he did is unthinkable. He said the man has left the race and he said it during the caucus. And then when the clarification was put out by Ben Carson saying it’s untrue, they got the statement and they didn’t put it out.”
Apparently, it doesn’t matter that (a) others, including Marco Rubio, thought Carson was dropping out thanks to confusing media reports and (b) it’s not against the law to encourage supporters of other candidates to vote for you. After all, it’s called “politics” for a reason.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) February 3, 2016
Naturally, Trump supporters went along, apparently unaware of what constitutes voter fraud.
@BuzzFeed I hope he sues. Voter fraud needs to be nipped in the but before Nov. Start the work now while there is time to build credibility.
— Viper Duck (@HiHoney333) February 3, 2016
— JDegarson (@johndegarson) February 3, 2016
Others, however, appeared to be fed up with Trump’s rhetoric.
@thehill "The lawsuits will continue until the voters elect me."
— -dz- (@idletexan) February 3, 2016
— James Anderson (@JamesA46) February 3, 2016
— Teresa Α Ω (@BlackIrishI) February 3, 2016
The situation got so bad that the term “Trumpertantrum” actually began trending on Twitter:
#TrumperTantrum & Trump on being in second place …in 2013
“No one remembers who came in second.”… https://t.co/ytJuL7DLAU
— Trevor Loudon (@newzealblog) February 4, 2016
— Rachel McClure Hough (@R_A_McClure) February 4, 2016
— necn (@NECN) February 4, 2016
And this certainly isn’t going to make Trump or his supporters happy:
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 4, 2016
— Simar Ahluwalia (@sahluwal) February 4, 2016
So, will this help or hurt Trump in New Hampshire, where he still leads in the polls? We’ll find out soon enough.
Exit question: Will Trump also threaten to sue voters who didn’t support him?
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