Donald Trump: Ted Cruz’s ‘Trumpertantrum’ Hashtag Sends Twitter Users Into Meme Frenzy

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Ted Cruz coined a new term today that has many wondering: Why didn’t the internet at large come up with this a long time ago?

On Wednesday, the Texas senator took to Twitter to defend himself against a tirade from Donald Trump, calling Trumps’ most recent allegations a #Trumpertantrum. Of course, Twitter went wild with the new term coined by Cruz.

And so, as the race for the 2016 Republican nomination heats up, so does the Donald Trump-Ted Cruz mudslinging, it would seem.

After the Iowa caucus on Monday, Donald Trump took to the social media network to complain about Ted Cruz’ antics in winning the first presidential primary event. Trump called for a rematch, claiming that Cruz won the caucus “illegally” by telling caucus-goers that Ben Carson had dropped out — and attempting to capture Carson’s supporters. According to Trump, Ted Cruz “didn’t win Iowa. He stole it.”

But according to Ted Cruz, Donald Trump is simply a sore loser. Before an event in New Hampshire today, Cruz talked about Trump’s allegations and even compared Trump to his young children. In doing so, Cruz coined a new word for Donald Trump’s reaction: the Trumpertantrum.

“It’s no surprise that Donald is throwing yet another temper tantrum — or, if you’d like, yet another ‘Trumpertantrum.’ It seems that his reaction to everything is to throw a fit, to engage in insults… My girls are 5 and 7, and I’ve got to tell you — Caroline and Catherine are better behaved than a presidential candidate who responds by insulting everyone every day when he loses.”

Cruz went on to say that he understands the Donald’s disappointment in losing, but reminded supporters that the people in Iowa had made their decision.

“I understand that Donald finds it very hard to lose, that he finds that very difficult to him. But at the end of the day, the Iowa people spoke. Donald trump guaranteed a victory in Iowa and then he lost, and he doesn’t like that.”

But the Republican senator from Texas didn’t stop there. Cruz also took to Twitter to defend himself against the allegations made by Trump. There, Cruz shared the #Trumperatantrum hashtag, which was enough to send Twitter users into a meme frenzy.

It only took minutes for the Trumpertantrum hashtag to catch on, and before long, memes of Trump began appearing all over the social media network.

What do you think of Ted Cruz’s Trumpertantrum hashtag? Do you think Trumpertantrum is an apt description for Donald Trump’s tirades? Why or why not?

Do you think there is any validity to Donald Trump’s claim against Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucus?

Find out more about the Donald Trump-Ted Cruz Iowa Caucus outcome in the video below.

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