Dr. Ben Carson accused the Cruz camp of foul play in the Iowa Caucuses on Monday.
Carson said the Cruz camp told voters Carson was dropping out and to support Ted Cruz.
“CNN is reporting that Ben Carson will stop campaigning after Iowa. Make sure to tell all of your peers at the caucus supporting Carson that they should coalesce around the true conservative who will be in the race for the long haul: TED CRUZ!”
The Carson camp was furious!
On Tuesday morning Dr. Ben Carson released this angry statement:
I am grateful for the confidence Iowans have placed in me, as tonight we defeated three former sitting governors and two previous Iowa Caucus winners. Regardless of how the media has attempted to marginalize me and my campaign, I still have the highest favorability rating and have remained among the leading candidates in every major survey.
For months, my campaign has survived the lies and dirty tricks from opponents who profess to detest the games of the political class, but in reality are masters at it. Even tonight, my opponents resorted to political tricks by tweeting, texting and telling precinct captains to announce that I had suspended my campaign – in some cases asking caucus goers to change their votes.
Carson also went on FOX and Friends where he bashed the Cruz campaign for their dirty tricks.
“Senator Cruz has demonstrated he is the worst kind of Washington insider… There has never been a more tainted victory.“