Donald Trump's reaction to a new poll showing him in second place in Iowa behind retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson by retweeting a supporter Thursday who suggested this was due to Iowans' heavy consumption of genetically-modified 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
Some studies suggest GMOs can negatively affect human neurological functions, but the research remains widely up for debate.
David Kochel, a senior campaign strategist to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, used Trump's retweet as an opportunity to paint the GOP front-runner as a sore loser. Kochel quoted the tweet on his personal Twitter account, adding the hashtags #thinskin #cantwin.
Steve Deace, an influential conservative radio host based in Iowa, also weighed in, offering his own one-word reaction: "Yikes."
Trump's indirect insult to Iowans comes less than 24 hours after thousands of his supporters in the Hawkeye State turned out to hear him speak at a rally Wednesday night in Burlington, Iowa.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com