Trump intern on Twitter gaffe: It wasn’t me

October 23, 2015

An intern for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign won’t take the fall for a recent gaffe that came from the Republican frontrunner’s official Twitter account, International Business Times reported.

After a new Iowa Poll released on Thursday showed a dip in Trump’s months-long lead in the key primary state,  a message insulting Iowa voters’ intelligence was retweeted from the real estate mogul’s Twitter handle.

“@mygreenhippo #BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump #GOP,” Trump tweeted on Thursday, according to CNN.

The tweet was quickly deleted, and Trump posted a brief message blaming an intern for the tweet.

However, one Trump intern fired back, seemingly denying interns had any access to Trump’s personal Twitter account.

“As an intern for the internal headquarter campaign, we do not manage, or in that case, have any access to Mr. Trump’s personal Twitter,” the intern wrote in an email to International Business Times.

Trump has spent the summer months enjoying a comfortable lead in many key primary states, but Carson, who has recently seen a comparable spike in the polls, will be one of the real estate magnate’s biggest competitors, appealing to the same conservative base pushing for a “political outsider” in the White House.

Iowa voters cast primary ballots in less than four months.

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


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