Our tale begins with a man named Nicolas R-V, who saw that Trump opponent Ben Carson was leading in Iowa according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Nicolas decided not only to tweet what he thought of Iowa Republicans who supported Carson, but also to tag Trump:
The tweet, which implies that agriculture giant Monsanto's GMO products have made Iowan brains a little off, garnered a handful of retweets and favorites. But, it was also manually retweeted by Trump's account to his 4.64 million followers. This raised eyebrows since it's probably not the best idea to mock voters in the very state where you hope to win the first caucus in the country.
The intrigue continued when the tweet was deleted and replaced with an explanation: it was the intern!
Does Donald Trump apologize for the retweet? No, he does not. The young intern, however, apologizes. For the Retweet.
Ethan Chiel is a reporter for Fusion, writing mostly about the internet and technology. You can (and should) email him at firstname.lastname@example.org