Republican presidential hopeful Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump slams 'totally biased' judge in Trump U case Ex-pharma CEO Martin Shkreli: I didn’t endorse Trump Five things Clinton needs to do to win the California primary MORE on Wednesday said he would likely file a formal complaint over the results of the Iowa caucuses, accusing primary rival Ted CruzTed CruzStephen Hawking: Trump a 'demagogue' Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals Meet the billionaire donor behind Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker MORE of “voter fraud.”
Cruz, who took first place in Iowa, apologized to Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson on Tuesday for rumors before the Iowa caucuses had finished that the retired neurosurgeon would drop out of the race, calling it a “mistake.”
Trump called it “one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen.”
“What he did is unthinkable,” he continued. “He said the man has left the race and he said it during the caucus. And then when clarification was put out by Ben Carson saying it’s untrue, they got a statement and they didn’t put it out.”
“They apologized after the caucus was over. How does that help?”
Trump said Cruz’s actions were tantamount to “voter fraud.”
“It’s total voter fraud when you think of it, and he picked up a lot of those votes, and that’s why the polls were so wrong, because of that,” said Trump, who was leading in the latest polls in Iowa prior to the caucuses.
The billionaire businessman also attacked Cruz’s use of a mailer that was formatted to look like an official document and claimed its recipients had committed a “voter violation” by not voting.
“It says ‘voter violation’ up top on very official-looking stationary,” he said. “The way you clear it up is go and vote for Cruz. The whole thing is incredible.”
“This guy is a real fraudulent,” he concluded.