Sunday, 08 November 2015 10:23

What a twit

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The Republican presidential front-runner who appears to wear a dead possum on his head – Donald Trump – has finally managed to get agriculture into the US political debate, but not in a good way.

Responding to a recent poll that had his rival Ben Carson leading the Republican field at 28%, and Trump slumped to second place with 20% in the Iowa caucus race, 'the Donald' sent out a snide tweet stating: "Too much hash creates issues in the brain." In other words, he was blaming Round-Up sprayed on crops in the state for voters' support of his rival. However, after copping bad press for his comment, Trump did what any good politician would do – blamed an unnamed staff member. Sure, Don, it was the intern.


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