Donald Trump suffered a loss in Iowa even though he was sure he would win, and so did his supporters, who seem to believe that just because he feigns confidence, that he will prevail.
But he didn’t win. Trump came in second to Sen. Ted Cruz and he had Marco Rubio close on his heels at third place in the Iowa caucuses. It was a sight to behold last night, as the man who enjoys calling others ‘losers,’ lost.
A day ahead of the caucuses, Trump had a five-point lead in Iowa, and he loves singing the praises of his polling numbers.
Trump’s supporters are like nothing we’ve witnessed in politics. Just last week, the hotel magnate bragged, “I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters” and he’s not entirely wrong. His supporters stand behind him no matter what comes out of his toxic mouth.
Oh, and that wasn’t a misspeak. Trump doubled-down the next day on his comments.
His supporters are now seen in a video posted by Reuters consoling each other.
“When you work so hard, it’s just a little disappointing,” said one teary-eyed volunteer, Laura. “We are going to win, we are going to win,” she insisted.
Raw Story reports:
Another volunteer, Evelyn, took comfort in Trump’s second-place finish, saying it reflected their efforts in the months before the first votes were cast.
“We worked hard and we know we worked hard, and he was pleased,” she said.
Another supporter, Craig Fredericks, was donning Trump’s trademark “Make America Great Again” caps, and said he could accept a second-place finish in Iowa if the billionaire hotel magnate ended up winning the presidential election in November.
If nominated, that too, will be fun to watch as he barrels in losing the race while hammering the final nail in the GOP’s coffin.
Still yet, his naive volunteers hugged and thanked one another for their support during the campaign and after the devastating loss Trump suffered.
“We’re still going to win, though — right?” Laura said. “We’re still going to win — we’re leading everywhere else.”
Ah, sweet schadenfreude.
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