The Best Trump Tweets Of The 2016 Iowa Caucuses Show That People Are Still Obsessed With The Republican Candidate, For Better Or Worse
As the Iowa caucuses mark the first votes of the season, voters and political aficionados are cracking their knuckles and taking to Twitter. Business mogul Donald Trump was sitting in the lead ahead of caucus night, with a Des Moines Register poll showing him at 28 percent. Trump certainly dominated headlines this campaign season, suggesting that the country ought to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, deport all illegal immigrants, and busying himself with a number of sexist Twitter feuds (specifically, the way he treated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, journalist Megyn Kelly, and badass actress Heidi Klum had the media and the public buzzing).
With all the kerfuffle that surrounds Trump, people tend to have strong feelings about the presidential candidate — and that's putting it mildly. Further dividing the electorate, Trump ramped up emotions just before the caucus kicked off, saying at a rally, "If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them." Keep it classy, Trump.
Trump regularly receives plenty of attention for his extreme views. Even before Sarah Palin popped back onto the scene to support him, Trump was known to voters and the media as the candidate with the most social media pull and attention. Most notably, people's reactions to Trump during Monday night's caucuses were all fantastically Twitterable:
If Trump wins Iowa I ain't an Iowan no more— Kummy (@KatieKummet) February 2, 2016
I picture a group of powerful extraterrestrials with fearsome weapons saying, "So we're agreed? If Trump takes Iowa we hit Earth"— Scott Reid (@_scottreid) February 2, 2016
David Axelrod just said that Trump has "a lot of staying powder." Um .. staying what now? Is that ... is that legal?— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) February 2, 2016
There's something dark about thinking it's good for Trump to win Iowa because it means Cruz is gone. It's like Alien v. Predator, irl.— not mad, On Line (@ACoupleThoughts) February 2, 2016
People of Iowa, PLEASE get trump off the list, don't vote for that potato— Roya (@RoyaYosefi) February 2, 2016
So what's happening in Iowa is Trump president yet or what?— Tartlandia (@SardonicTart) February 2, 2016
Y'all. I just got an email from CNN characterizing Iowa as first chance to vote for or against Trump and my head has exploded.-b— PantsuitPolitics (@PantsuitPolitic) February 2, 2016
People are feeling a bit antagonistic towards Iowa. Iowa, you're walking a fine line with these folks:
Never had any intention of going to Iowa anyway but if they go Trump, they are dead to me.— Christine (@cmdeb) February 2, 2016
If Iowa selects Trump, I'd like to begin a petition to kick them out of the Union.— Hunter K. Cabe (@HuntKeatCab) February 2, 2016
Even The Bachelor and Supergirl fans got involved.
I don't even care that the news is interrupting my precious Bachelor time because I'm THAT nervous about Trump winning in Iowa.— Lind$ey (@lindsey_my) February 2, 2016
I TURN ON MY TV TO WATCH SUPERGIRL AND TRUMP IS WINNING THE IOWA CAUCUSES IM GONNA KILL OUR COUNTRY pic.twitter.com/blOFdtDNPs— emma (@brokensceneband) February 2, 2016
"I'm like the most unlovable person in the world right now" -- Jubilee, who hasn't met Donald Trump #TheBachelor— Julia Bush (@jabush) February 2, 2016
This guy weighed in and tried to jinx things:
In a sick, twisted, awful part of my mind I want to see what happens if trump gets elected— dec (@Weldeck) February 2, 2016
More to come...