Fifteen minutes before the Iowa caucus officially opened, CNN reported the following regarding the suspension of Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign:
From Trevor Loudon:
“CNN, NOT Cruz staff, responsible for Ben Carson campaign suspension ‘rumor’. For those saying that Cruz apologizing means he is guilty – you need to pay attention to what he actually said:
‘Ted Cruz said in a statement that ‘when our political team saw the CNN post saying that Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina,’ his campaign ‘updated grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story.’ He conceded, however, that what the Cruz team ‘then should have done was send around the follow-up statement from the Carson campaign clarifying that he was indeed staying in the race when that came out.
Basically, the Cruz team should have known better than to trust the media.'”
And here are multiple tweets prior to Iowa caucus citing CNN–and not Sen. Cruz. Note the date and times of the tweets:
— Ken Shepherd (@KenShepherd) February 2, 2016
So Ben Carson isn’t focusing on South Carolina after all, per @CNN, which is reporting Carson heading home to Florida.
— Mitch Pugh (@SCMitchP) February 2, 2016
Carson won’t go to NH/SC, but instead will head home to Florida for some R&R. He’ll be in DC Thursday for the National Prayer Breakfast. — Chris Moody (@moody) February 2, 2016
— Kalee Kreider (@kaleekreider) February 2, 2016
You can see many more tweets citing CNN as the source for Carson’s alleged exit on Trevor Loudon’s article here: http://www.trevorloudon.com/2016/02/cnn-not-cruz-staff-responsible-for-ben-carson-campaign-suspension-rumor/