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Sour grapes: Donald Trump accuses Ted Cruz of stealing Iowa election, demands do-over

trump-shootSo much for the comity he showed Monday night.  Repeating the claim that Ted Cruz said Ben Carson was dropping out of the race (which, as we reported here, he didn’t), Trump accused Cruz of stealing the election:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/694879900256354304

Here’s what CNN reported.  As Twitchy noted, readers should check out the countdown clock in the lower left.

Cruz, of course, apologized:

Trump further claimed:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/694882228665507840

Now, he’s demanding a do-over of the election:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/694890328273346560

But he wasn’t finished:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/694964856609439745

Sorry, Charlie, that just isn’t going to happen.  This is nothing but sour grapes over the fact that voters in record numbers chose Cruz over Trump.

Here’s some reaction to his online temper tantrum:

Or holding your breath until you turn blue?

https://twitter.com/HowellONeill/status/694880235934912512

Exactly.

Does he even do that?

https://twitter.com/ChuckNellis/status/694891095407235074

Sour grapes never sits well. Trump should either put on his big-boy pants or take his marbles and go home.  The Iowa Caucuses are over and it’s time to move on.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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