Well it looks like Trump is taking a better tone all of a sudden, playing off the Iowa nontroversy and pretty much staying away from trashing Cruz. It’s a big switch from his earlier tweets demanding Cruz’s vote in Iowa be contested or nullified or investigated or whatever.
I gotta say, he sounds much better when he loses the crazy. Question is will he stay this way?
CNN – The day after accusing Ted Cruz of winning the Iowa caucuses unfairly and asking for a rematch in the state, Donald Trump says he’s now over it.
“I’m so much into this, into New Hampshire, that I just — I don’t care about that anymore,” Trump said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper in Manchester, just five days out from next Tuesday’s primary contest here. “This is the place I’m focused on now.”
These comments, made at Theo’s, a popular local pizza joint that serves up specialty Italian and Greek dishes, were in stark contrast to a tirade of angry tweets Trump sent out the day before, where he charged that the Texas senator had committed “fraud” in Iowa and called for a “new election.”
In Thursday’s sit-down with CNN, Trump said some “strange things” appeared to have happened in Iowa, and that the Cruz campaign’s actions likely hurt him more than Carson.
“I like Ben Carson very much and he got pretty roughed up, frankly,” Trump said. “Although it affected me maybe more than Ben.”
But Trump added: “Who cares?”
He also laughed off Cruz’s comment that Trump had thrown a “Trumper-tantrum” after Iowa.
“I actually like that phrase,” he said. “That’s good, I better trademark it.”