Unreal. Cruz Meets Ben Carson in Storage Closet to Discuss ‘Dirty Trick’ – Then Campaign Staff Blabs to Press
Carson was right to be outraged…
The Cruz camp sent their dishonest statements out to 1,500 precincts before the voting started at the Iowa caucuses.
The Carson camp later accused the Cruz camp of dirty tricks saying, “There was never a more tainted victory!”
On Thursday Senator Cruz set up a meeting with Dr. Ben Carson Thursday in a storage closet at the Conservative Review convention. The closet meeting lasted about 20 minutes. Then the Cruz camp blabbed to the press.
The Carson campaign confirmed the meeting but accused the Cruz camp of blagging to press to try to improve his image
The Hill reported:
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson met in a storage closet Thursday night to attempt and smooth over their feud, according to The Daily Beast.
The meeting, which was set up by Cruz during the Conservative Review convention, lasted about 20 to 25 minutes as Carson’s Secret Service detail waited outside the closet.
Carson’s campaign confirmed the secret meeting to The Daily Beast, but blasted Cruz’s team for leaking the news, accusing him of trying to improve his image.
Carson has slammed Cruz’s campaign for wrongly telling Iowa voters that the retired neurosurgeon was dropping out of the race on the night of the caucuses.
“We weren’t going to comment to the press on it, but it seems pretty clear that the other party involved had a different agenda,” Jason Osborne, a senior communications strategist for Carson’s campaign, told The Daily Beast. “How else could we perceive that to be?”
Osborne added that the meeting “did not go well,” and that Carson ended the meeting.
“We disagree on accountability and culpability,” he said.