Humble Donald Trump Disappears, Claims Ted Cruz “Stole” Iowa

Well, that didn’t take long. After going silent on twitter for almost a full day after handily losing Iowa to fellow nut job Ted Cruz, Donald Trump came roaring back to life to accuse his opponent of stealing the election.

To be fair to The Donald, he isn’t actually that far off when it comes to the Cruz campaign’s shady behavior, but the reality is that Trump most likely lost the election because he isn’t conservative enough.  Nevertheless, Trump is now peddling Cruz’s questionable tactics (that don’t appear to be illegal as we’ll get to later) as the main reason why he lost.

Here was Trump right after the election. You’ll notice a vague hint of humility:

Hours later, humble Trump was gone, and it was back to insulting Cruz, who he had even congratulated in his concession speech:

And then, the accusations began:

(Of course this wasn’t “finally): 

Interestingly, Trump initially tweeted that Cruz had “illegally stole” the election, only to delete it and claim he just “stole it”. Here’s the screen shot of the initial tweet (h/t Gawker): 

The distinction is important here, as Trump’s campaign is likely aware that there are no real grounds to dismiss the election results and had him delete the tweet to avoid a legal bust up he couldn’t win. As hard as it is for Trump to accept, he got beaten in Iowa and came in second place — a position he associates with being a loser. And as we know, Donald Trump’s entire mystique is built around calling everyone else a loser. So losing to Ted Cruz isn’t just a bump in the road for Trump, it is a potentially catastrophic blow to the image he has carefully crafted over the years. And if he loses New Hampshire, you heard it hear first, Donald Trump is toast. 

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.