“The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster. Nothing works, just like they ran the Country,” Trump said in the tweet. “Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that. The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is ‘Trump’.”
After months of campaigning in the Iowa, Democratic presidential campaigns decamped for New Hampshire on Tuesday unsure of who won Monday night’s caucuses. The confusion was caused at least in part by the technical breakdown of an app the Iowa Democratic Party instructed precinct captains to use to report results and calculate a candidate’s viability.
Official results are not expected from Monday’s Democratic caucuses until later Tuesday, although no definitive timetable for their release has been given. But the lack of results did little to dissuade Democratic candidates, including former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders, from celebratory rallies Monday night.
As Democrats scrambled to make sense of their Iowa caucuses, the president’s allies, including Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, were quick to go on the attack. Parscale called the Democratic contest a “meltdown” on Twitter.
“They can’t even run a caucus and they want to run the government,” he tweeted with a flush-faced emoji. “No thank you.”
In a statement released by the campaign, Parscale suggested that voters would have reason to question the results of Monday night’s caucuses, hammering home a point he made hours earlier at a press conference with other Trump surrogates.
“It would be natural for people to doubt the fairness of the process,” he said. “And these are the people who want to run our entire health care system? Tonight President Trump posted a record performance in the well-run GOP Iowa caucuses with a record turnout for an incumbent.”