Donald Trump gave a very short concession speech Monday night in Iowa, and those who were expecting the fireworks from the first debate had to settle for a very happy looking second-place finisher who vowed to go on to beat Hillary Clinton or “whoever the hell they throw up there.” For his family and his supporters, though, Trump had nothing but love to express.
"I love you people," Trump says, somewhat downcast
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) February 2, 2016
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) February 2, 2016
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) February 2, 2016
TRUMP UP. “I absolutely love the people of Iowa”
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) February 2, 2016
"I love you people. I absolutely love the people of Iowa" @realDonaldTrump
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) February 2, 2016
Trump says he may return to Iowa and buy a farm. Comment in the newsroom ""Maybe his campaign bought the farm tonight"
— Hugo Gurdon (@hgurdon) February 2, 2016
Donald Trump: "On to New Hampshire." Concession speech was by far shortest of the campaign, at 3 minutes, 15 seconds.
— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) February 2, 2016
May have set a new record https://t.co/oCWnfNFYcL
— Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) February 2, 2016
That’s what left of a Trump speech without the poll bragging.
— Dan Curry (@dancurry) February 2, 2016
Low energy loser speech
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) February 2, 2016
There are times when I don't think Donald Trump really wants to be president. This is one of those times.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) February 2, 2016
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) February 2, 2016
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) February 2, 2016
All the best people know Trump wasted money on losing election! Bad business! Not a winner = a loser!
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 2, 2016
Trump supporters are totally shocked. One woman tearfully says, “It’s just heartbreaking. He really wanted to Make America Great Again."
— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 2, 2016