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President Trump Wins Iowa Republican Caucuses, Slams Democratic "Train Wreck"

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President Donald Trump during a rally in Council Bluffs on October 9, 2018.

According to the Associated Press, President Trump has won Iowa's Republican caucuses.

He did not face a serious threat in the state where former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld and former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh were challenging the president. 

His reelection campaign lambasted the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus result delays, saying problems in tabulating results showed that its opponents are not fit to lead.

“Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess of their own creation with the sloppiest train wreck in history,” Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said in a statement. “It would be natural for people to doubt the fairness of the process. And these are the people who want to run our entire health care system?”

The Iowa Democratic Party is blaming delays on “inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results." 

Parscale noted that the Republican Iowa caucus ran smoothly.

Reporting from NPR's live caucus blog was used in this report.