Carson camp on Cruz: This is ‘horse----’
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Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump officials say aid to Puerto Rico was knowingly stalled after Hurricane Maria Yes, President Trump, we do have a homelessness crisis and you're making it harder for us to address New HUD rule would eliminate housing stability for thousands of students MORE’s presidential campaign is ripping Iowa caucus winner Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHillicon Valley: GOP lawmakers offer election security measure | FTC Dem worries government is 'captured' by Big Tech | Lawmakers condemn Apple over Hong Kong censorship Lawmakers condemn Apple, Activision Blizzard over censorship of Hong Kong protesters The Hill's Morning Report — Trump's impeachment jeopardy deepens MORE's operation for suggesting that Carson was going to drop out of the GOP race after Monday's contest.


“To have campaigns come out and send emails to their caucus speakers suggesting Dr. Carson was doing anything but moving forward after tonight is the lowest of the low in American politics,” Ed Brookover, Carson’s campaign manager, told Fortune.

“This is horseshit,” added Rob Taylor, Carson’s Iowa co-chair and a Hawkeye State representative.

Cruz's team strongly denied the Carson camp’s version of events following on Monday evening.

“That’s absurd,” said spokeswoman Catherine Frazier.

Carson immediately accused opponents of playing “dirty tricks." The retired neurosurgeon also ended rumors that he is suspending his campaign by leaving Iowa for his home in Florida.

Cruz won Iowa’s Republican caucuses, with 27.6 percent of the vote; Carson finished fourth, with 9.3 percent.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the Cruz campaign’s national co-chairman, suggested Monday evening that exiting Iowa before the caucuses concluded is “equivalent” to suspending a campaign.