Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa, October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan - RTS5JYH
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa, on Oct. 21, 2015. Scott Morgan—Reuters

Trump Deletes Corn Tweet After Insulting Iowa Voters

Oct 22, 2015

Apparently some of those funny tweets from Donald Trump were actually coming from an intern.

Shortly after the release of a poll Thursday, which showed Ben Carson edging out Trump among Republican voters in Iowa, the real estate mogul's account retweeted a supporter who not only insulted their intelligence, but called into question the one thing Iowans don't play about—their corn.

"@mygreenhippo#BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much#Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump#GOP"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2015

The tweet implied that brain issues created by genetically modified corn had caused Iowans to give Carson an 8 point lead over the billionaire. The tweet, now deleted, sent the state into a storm, according to The Des Moines Register.

Trump later explained that a "young intern" was to blame for the retweet. However, the New York Times reported that Trump does tweet some of his own material.

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