Donald Trump’s Twitter account yesterday retweeted a post that criticised Monsanto and its GMO corn as being “dangerous”.
Trump’s Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, retweeted a post saying that Iowans have had way too much ‘Monsanto corn’ that was ‘creating issues in their brain’. The tweet was promptly deleted shortly afterwards.
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“Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson just achieved a milestone in the Republican presidential primary: edging front-runner Donald Trump in a notable poll,” reported Business Insider.
“Quinnipiac University released a new Iowa survey on Thursday that found Carson leading Trump 28% to 20% among likely caucus-goers.
“Trump has led almost every national and state-based poll since he surged to the top of the crowded field over the summer, and he has continued to hold decisive leads in several new polls out this week.
“But Carson has been nipping at his heels,” Business Insider reported.
Trump blames intern for tweeting about negative effects of Monsanto’s GMO corn
Food activist and blogger Vani Hari, also known as the Food Babe, didn’t miss a beat when she discovered Trump’s diss to Monsanto, promptly reposting it on Facebook with the following caption:
“Calling all Presidential candidates to comment. Did Donald Trump just come out against #Monsanto?”
She later added an update to her post informing her followers that Trump had deleted his tweet.
Trump later posted on his account that the tweet bashing Monsanto, and Iowans, was a mistake, blaming it on a “young intern.”
It’s a shame that Trump deleted his Monsanto tweet; while he may have lost the endorsement of the biotech industry, he likely would have gained support from a plethora of voters who absolutely despise Monsanto and its controversial cancer-causing crops.