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Trump Blames 'Young Intern' After Tweet Slamming Iowans Sparks Social Media Storm

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"The young intern who accidentally did a Retweet apologizes."

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On Thursday morning, new polling data showed Dr. Ben Carson opening up "a significant lead" over all GOP presidential contenders in Iowa, including Donald Trump.

Shortly before noon, Donald Trump's Twitter account retweeted the following message inferring the people of Iowa had "issues in the brain," possibly connected to genetically modified foods often associated with the Monsanto agricultural biotech company.

Image source: Twitter

Minutes later, conservative columnist John Podhoretz made the following prediction.

The Internet did react to Trump's tweet, many calling it insulting and worse.

The original Tweet disappeared and was replaced with an apology.

Not everyone was buying the intern excuse.

Some questioned Trump's previous claims about running his own Twitter account.

Not everyone had a problem with the Trump retweet.

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