Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh offered his take on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest contention that his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used fraud to win the Iowa caucuses.
According to Limbaugh, the unconventional nature of the charge suggests Trump would not be the “typical Republican establishment candidate.”
“You know, folks, Trump calling fraud on the Iowa caucuses and saying that it should be done over might be the best proof yet that Trump is not your typical Republican establishment candidate. No matter what happens, Republican establishment candidates almost never complain when they lose elections. I know some people have been thinking that Trump is a wolf in sheep’s clothing with all these previous quotes people can produce of him supporting liberal causes and liberal Democrat candidates and so forth, but I tell you, when I see him protesting the results of an election, that to me erases any fear that he might be an establishment guy ’cause, let’s face it, establishment Republicans never complain about anything anybody does to ’em.”
Later in the segment, Limbaugh questioned Trump’s use of Twitter and if anyone was pre-reading the tweets before he sent them out.
Partial transcript as follows:
Finally, last tweet that was sent out: “Cruz strongly told thousands of caucusgoers (voters) that Trump was strongly in favor of Obamacare and ‘choice’ — a total lie!”
And people are wondering — I mean, I’m sure you are, too — does anybody pre-read these tweets before they go out? Is there anybody that Trump runs these by, or is there somebody tweeting them instead of him? Is somebody doing this that he doesn’t know about? No, that’s not possible. Does he run these by anybody? To put out a tweet that Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it, and to demand a new election. Is there nobody in the Trump universe that looks at that and says, “You know, you might not want to send that right now.” But apparently not.
Donald Trump has demanded a new election because of the way Cruz defrauded Ben Carson. In another tweet, Trump referred to the Cruz campaign’s mailer sent out, this voter violation stuff, and he followed up by writing that Cruz had misled Iowans about Trump’s stand on health care, the Affordable Care Act, and all that. I mean, it’s all over the place. This is Politico that I’m reading it from.
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