Donald Trump: Ted Cruz Is 'A Total Fraud' For Dirty Tricks In Iowa

  • by: Alan Duke

Donald Trump is hurling a truck load of mud at Ted Cruz, calling his GOP rival "a total fraud" for tactics that might have helped him finish first in the Iowa caucuses.

Trump points to a campaign memo sent out to Cruz staffers as the caucuses started Monday ordering them to tell Ben Carson supporters at caucus sites that Carson was "taking time off" from the campaign and would make "a big announcement" soon.

"Please inform any Carson caucus goers of this news and urge them to caucus for ted Cruz," the memo stated.

Carson has also complained that Cruz staffers were spreading the rumor at caucus sites that he was quitting the race.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Iowa Republican Party "should disqualify Ted Cruz from the most recent election on the basis that he cheated- a total fraud!"

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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