Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump dissed early voters in Iowa in a retweet on Thursday, the same day a new poll found contender Ben Carson leading the real estate mogul in the first-in-the-nation state.
In response to a new Quinnipiac poll that found retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson leading Trump among Iowa Republicans, the ex-reality TV star quote-retweeted to his 4.6 million Twitter followers:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2015
Trump’s retweeting the semi-coherent message was immediately appraised as a misfire for the billionaire businessman. The Iowa caucuses carry substantial gravity in the presidential race, serving as a critical proving ground for which campaigns are viable in the long run.
The candidate also gave oxygen to the anti-genetically modified foods movement, despite the fact that numerous public health agencies have found no evidence that foods made with GMOs are unsafe.