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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump eats a pork chop on a stick while campaigning the Iowa State Fair on August 15, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Controversy has once again cropped up over something on Donald Trump’s Twitter account, this time after the presidential candidate retweeted a message Thursday that insinuated corn was giving people in the key primary state of Iowa brain issues, NBC News reported.

    The retweet read: "@mygreenhippo #BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump #GOP"

    But in a rare move, Trump returned to Twitter Thursday afternoon to assert he has nothing but love for Iowa and its highly courted presidential caucus-goers – but he fell short of apologizing, blaming an intern instead.

    It’s not the first time Trump’s interns have shouldered the blame for controversial Twitter activity. A representative said in April that "one of the 10 staff members" was at fault for retweeting a questionable comment about Hillary Clinton.