Donald Trump Takes to Twitter to Celebrate Getting Second Place in Iowa: ‘Great Honor’

February 2, 2016 Updated: February 2, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he’s not worried after losing to Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucus.

Instead, Trump tweeted the morning after the Monday night vote that he was honored to get second place. 

“My experience in Iowa was a great one. I started out with all of the experts saying I couldn’t do well there and ended up in 2nd place. Nice,” he started.

“Because I was told I could not do well in Iowa, I spent very little there—a fraction of Cruz & Rubio. Came in a strong second. Great honor,” he continued.

“The media has not covered my long-shot great finish in Iowa fairly. Brought in record voters and got second highest vote total in history! I will be talking about my wonderful experience in Iowa and the simultaneous unfair treatment by the media-later in New Hampshire. Big crowd.”

Trump also hit out at voters after they have allegedly been ignoring the fact his campaign is mostly self-funded.

“I don’t believe I have been given any credit by the voters for self-funding my campaign, the only one. I will keep doing, but not worth it!” Trump said. 

Cruz, the Texas senator, received 27.65 of the vote, or 51,666 votes, in the first caucus of the 2016 election.

Trump was in second with 24.31 percent (45,427 votes), while Marco Rubio, the Florida senator, ended in third with 23.1 percent (43,165 votes). No other candidate received more than 10 percent of the vote, with Dr. Ben Carson coming in fourth with 9.31 percent (17,395 votes).

The next primary is set for Feb. 9 in New Hampshire.

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