Donald Trump uses Twitter to call Iowa voters brain-dead

Donald Trump isn’t shy, and he’s had a grand old time insulting pretty much every minority group under the sun.  In a pathetic commentary about humanity, this tactic has only caused his poll numbers to rise.  However, he’s yet to insult an entire state whose votes he needs, and the other day on Twitter, that is exactly what happened, when Trump retweeted the following:

Trump Iowa Tweet

By way of explanation: The latest polls have Dr. Ben Carson leading in Iowa.  So, Donald Trump retweeted this tweet, which pretty much implies that Iowa voters have brain damage.

Regardless, that tweet was deleted and replaced with this:

Gotta love the old “young intern” excuse – after all, Trump’s campaign has used it before.  It’s also a load of crap – there is no way that the current Republican front-runner allows an intern to have control over the Twitter account.  And, if they do, everyone involved should be fired.  This isn’t some campaign for Borough Council. Mr. Trump is currently the front runner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.  No one should have access to the Twitter account except professionals.

That being said, Trump’s campaign strategy is, of course, to be as controversial and provocative as possible.  Did his campaign actually decide that there is a limit to how insulting he can be, and that insulting voters directly is a bad call?

One additional note: This isn’t the first time a campaign has gotten into hot water for insulting Iowa or the Iowa caucuses.  A then-staffer for Wisconsin Governor Walker’s campaign, Liz Mair, took to Twitter to attack the status of the Iowa caucuses, and was promptly forced to resign.

At the rate we are going, I may have a new book out shortly, dedicated entirely to the stupid things that Donald Trump has said and done on Twitter.  Sigh.  Speaking of the book….

Tweets and Consequences

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