Cruz Starts Hashtag #Trumpertantrum

After Trump accused Cruz of cheating, Cruz hit back hard on Twitter.

By: Bronte Price

Two days after Donald Trump came in second place at the Iowa Caucus, he is now threatening to sue Ted Cruz, who won the Caucus, saying that he cheated. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump called for Cruz to be disqualified from the recent election calling him a “total fraud.”

His argument is that Cruz’s campaign committed "fraud" when it told Iowa caucusers that Ben Carson was leaving the campaign trail and would be heading home to Florida after the Iowa caucuses. After Carson’s campaign put out an odd statement that he "needs to go home and get a fresh set of clothes," the Cruz campaign told precinct captains to tell voters, suggesting that Carson would soon be dropping out.

Carson was, in fact, not planning on dropping out of the race. He said in a statement, "whoever is responsible for blatant lying should be dismissed." Cruz later apologized to the retired neurosurgeon for his mistake.

“Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it.” Trump wrote.

Trump told Boston Herald Radio on Wednesday that Cruz’s response was "one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen" and that he might sue over the results. “It’s a total voter fraud when you think of it and he picked up a lot of those votes and that’s why the polls were so wrong, because of that,” Trump said. “I couldn’t understand why the polls were wrong.”

Cruz responded to Trump’s accusations by starting the hashtag #Trumpertantrum.

The hashtag was trending on Twitter all day and inspired other Twitter users to weigh in.

"My girls are 5 and 7, and I gotta tell you, Caroline and Catherine are better-behaved than a presidential candidate," Cruz told reporters in New Hampshire. "We need a commander in chief, not a Twitter-er in chief."

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