Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump lost Iowa to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio isn’t far behind him. In short, Trump is a LOSER!
The hotel magnate was confident he would win, urging supporters Sunday to caucus for him and even spoke of the criteria for a vice-president. He was sure of it. “We’re going to win, we’re going to win,” Trump told an enthusiastic crowd in a middle school gym. “We’re leading everywhere.”
Before the caucuses, he tweeted in Republican caps:
It all begins today – WE WILL FINALLY TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK AND MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2016
Trump’s supporters were confident, too. “A lot of people are after him,” said Kathy Simpson, 62, of Glenwood, Iowa. “But he’s confident. I’m confident.”
That didn’t happen.
The Daily Kos reports:
Monday, Feb 1, 2016 · 10:50:28 PM EST · Laura Clawson
Trump comes out on a positive note: “I love you people, I love you people. Thank you. Unbelievable.”
Monday, Feb 1, 2016 · 10:52:24 PM EST · Laura Clawson
Trump claims to have defied expectations that he couldn’t even finish in the top 10 in Iowa. Expresses his affection for Mike Huckabee and thanks his own family.
It’s a more conventional campaign speech than we mostly hear from Trump, though he adds a very Trump note by citing polls showing him ahead in upcoming states.
Monday, Feb 1, 2016 · 10:53:32 PM EST · Laura Clawson
“We will go on to easily beat Hillary or Bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there.”
Trump closes by suggesting maybe he’ll buy a farm in Iowa.
The billionaire candidate actually pandered to Iowans saying he was thinking about buying a farm in the state. “Is your farm for sale?” he asked someone in the crowd.
This best part to all of this is that Trump lost to an even more unelectable candidate: Ted Cruz. That means Democrats won. Trump likes to talk about his poll numbers but Iowans made a statement today. For Conservatives who think the results from Iowa aren’t important, remember that it’s a testing ground for the upcoming Presidential election and how the country feels about each candidate.
Trump isn’t making “America great again.” Obama kept America great. This country is great already, thank you very much.
Now, let’s all drink some Conservative tears and celebrate.
Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.