The Iowa caucus result has shown that the victory belongs to Senator Ted Cruz, leading his closest rival Donald Trump, who came second in the votes. Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was “not humiliated” by his second-place finish in his party’s Iowa caucus. Donald Trump told a cheering rally in New Hampshire not up to 24 hours after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won in the Iowa caucuses that finishing second wasn’t so bad.
Trump acknowledge debate boycott might have cost him victory
“I think we did really well, we did really well” Trump stated on Tuesday night in his first public appearance since his efforts put into the opening Iowa caucuses didn’t workout as planned. He flashed back at his decision to boycott the final Republican Iowa debate in a dispute with Fox News might have cost him some support. But he said he never regretted his action, because he choose philanthropy, fundraising to help U.S. military vets to the debate. “I’ll take the $6 million for the vets” over a first-place finish, he declared. Trump skipped the Fox News debate over a row with co-moderator, Megyn Kelly.
The man who hates losers eventually lost
“Finishing second wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world,” he said. Even so, he said, “I’d like to finish first.” Trump is a man who believes he must always win, and has mocked his rivals for coming low in past polls. Trump said he couldn’t think of any mistakes his campaign had made in Iowa or any lessons he had learned there. Trump blamed the news media of misrepresenting his Iowa finish.
Trump mocks Rubio for coming third
Donald Trump has played down the achievement of his rival Marco Rubio, who finished in a close third place. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came third after Trump, but the business mogul said it “wasn’t a great performance.” “He’s a professional politician; he comes in third; I come in second.” According to USA today, he mocked the headlines that he said followed. “Trump: ‘No good.’ Rubio: ‘Incredible night!’ ” Trump believes he’ll do better in New Hampshire. New Hampshire would likely bring a better opportunity, he said. “I think it fits me better, probably suits me better.”