Back in 2013, Donald Trump shared some thoughts about second place:

He hasn’t yet rescinded that after placing second in Iowa’s GOP race, but he’s apparently moved on to more important matters:

Some tweeters were right there with him:

But others couldn’t help but notice a certain, um, lack of self-awareness:

If Trump’s trying to win over new fans, he might want to try a different approach.



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  • Richard J Sunkle

    13 hours in the regeneration pod and Trump is back and crazy as ever.

    • Karla1953

      Oh he did not last that long at all…………………LOL

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Well at least Trump didn’t call Cruz fat, ugly, disgusting, a slob or a bimbo right?………..that would have just been too flamboyant!

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      Just wait until the all caps comes on and he goes full Cher on us.

      • bil_g

        And the excessive emoticons.

        • RblDiver

          :(( Y U KNOW LIK EMOKOS???/!!1? :(:(

    • vetgal1970

      There’s still a few hours left in this day

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      He only reserves the appearance insults for women. Men are stupid losers.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      I don’t know about you but I’m not leaving my computer until Trump again calls Cruz a Canadian, and … whoops, there it is. Good night everybody!

  • Carolyn#OYSD

    LOL…Donald looks in the mirror and all he sees is butthurt.

    • Deplorable Jesse-Messy Hammer

      ..One look at his crowd of TWITtering minions, and all he sees (or all we see for him) is butthurt. If this doesn’t convince TrumpCons on Twitchy, then nothing will convince ’em of this: Trump & his chumps wouldn’t know conservativism (or presidential behavior) if it sat on their faces.
      …OOPS, “heads” M’Lady, I meant “if it sat on their heads”.

    • Torcer

      For someone of Trump’s .. shall we say.. appearance.. he should be very reticent about hurling such invective as he does..

      • maggieinWY

        I agree, he wasn’t even that good looking when he was young, had one chin, and hair that stayed in place without shellac.

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

    Won’t he shut up for a single day?? Just one, please, WE BEG YOU.

    • Perso Nasplit

      I didnt get my wish, and still havent. One of these days though, one of these days……

    • bil_g


      (Thanks to Katy Pavlich for tweeting)

      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

        That’s so funny!!! Someone needs to post that over at Breitbart. 🙂

        • bil_g

          The amount of “I know you are but what am I” level tweets Katy is getting is pretty sad. They’re so upset. Suddenly, they’re expecting everyone to play nice with their hurt feelz.

          And, oh no, someone found out that domain is registered in Canada. Guess who they say “shouldn’t be talking” now.

          If I was smart, I would’ve gone into the straw business, ‘cuz it appears many just used their final one.

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!


  • Russ

    I think the “Howard Dean moment” belonged to Hillary, who sounded like she was shrieking at the audience while sticker boy made funny faces behind her. That said, I really lost interest in Cruz’s speech as soon as it topped 10 minutes.

    • Chris Carter


      And nobody is denying the speech was too long, everybody on Twitchy was saying so. But a guy known for making marathon speeches himself really shouldn’t be criticizing another guy for doing so.

      • bil_g

        I was actually fine with it. If I won, you’d have to forcibly take the mic. Besides, brevity is not actually something I would ascribe to Cruz. Have you read the Heller Amicus Brief?

  • de66ie

    Trump should have stopped after his speech, last night. He actually almost sounded graceful in defeat…errr 2nd place.

    • Factory_Hag

      A lot of people started looking at him differently after that speech. I think he blew it though. The question is, why?

      • de66ie

        Factory_Hag (I don’t believe you are a hag in any setting.) Trump blew any graciousness from his speech on Twitter. He really is thin-skinned and immature if his tweets are any indication.

  • Chris Carter

    So, does anybody want to walk back the “I know Trump will graciously lose the nomination and campaign for the winner” talk? Because there was a lot of it here these past 6 months. And if this is one race, God help us all when it’s over and on to the general election.

    • Michael the white suburbanite

      possible independent run

  • CrystalDawn0603

    My 2 year old niece throws a more graceful tantrum than Trump. Less whiny, too.

  • ArmchairMike

    He only lost because Iowa voter are stupid losers or just a bunch of bimbos that are bleeding out of everywhere. How could he win when Iowans have such low energy and they are hated and noone likes them.

    • vetgal1970

      It looks like the Facebook word of the day is ‘hayseed’. Also, they seem to think Iowa is it’s own little world unlike any other place in flyover country. I think they should just run with that 😉

  • fragglerock61

    The Cruz birthers are starting to sound a little hysterical.

    • Torcer

      Supporters of Trump should be cognizant that their manner of deportment.. or lack thereof.. is the main reason people are turning from him.

      • vetgal1970

        I’m no preening miss but the sustained personal attacks on Megyn Kelly pretty much set me against even the idea of him as our nominee. How could I be proud of a person like that representing me? Is that what they are going to do to every female journalist or pundit he doesn’t like if he’s the nominee? As President? His history suggests yes.

        • Torcer

          Attacks on her and others – not very presidential I’d say.

          Sadly the Trump supporters can’t see the wisdom in trying to convince people instead of insult them.

      • fragglerock61

        That and the man is a clown and crybaby.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Starting to?

  • AFVet4America

    Butthurt Trump twitter tantrum. Guess he’ll have to change his speech ” we’re going to win all the time, you’re are going to be disgusted we will win so much. ” LOL Loser!

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    Okay now he’s just trolling. There’s no way even the most dedicated and intelligent Trumpinistas would buy this for a minute.

    • vetgal1970

      You would think that, but they are already parroting this position. Including the whine about Cruz’s ‘long and boring and creepy speech’

      • R.C.

        Trump supporters are a strange lot. And I say that as having 2 close friends that are all on board the trump train

        • vetgal1970

          I have an uncle who is on the crazy train too.

      • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

        You would also think that, at some point, people would get tired of allowing themselves to be manipulated for the glory of one yugely egotistical man-boy.

        • vetgal1970

          They can’t possibly be engaging their critical thinking skills. Yes some people do have and can articulate a reasoned support for him but for the most part it is nothing but vitriol cut and pasted everywhere, trying to push these whisper campaign kind of attacks on people.

          • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

            It occurs to me that articles like this one from Victor Davis Hanson over at National Review are instructive when it comes to Trump supporters , and offer some insight into that psyche that drives many of us crazy.

          • vetgal1970

            Thanks for the link 🙂

          • Factory_Hag

            I am hoping that most of the people who support him are ruminating over everything he says and does, and it is just a small part of the supporting group that keeps posting the nastier stuff. Those are the types that might not even bother to vote, or who will have problems voting because they have forgotten to register at all, or have moved and will have trouble voting at the house they have lived in since sometime after the last big election, not having bothered to vote since so they never got the chance to fix that. There is also the situation where certain states require people to register Dem or GOP in order to vote in the primary. Thinkers think and prepare. People who just post to make themselves laugh often don’t.

    • FranklinWasRight

      They all know he trolls, it’s a pretty obvious tactic of his.

  • Dan Abbett

    Trump laid some pretty insulting salvos on Ted Cruz in the run up to the caucuses in Iowa. Cruz won … so there’s that … 🙂

    If nothing else, the extreme butthurt of the Trumpettes today is a delight.

    • Chris Carter

      Read Breitbart comment sections for a few minutes. It’s hilarious and never ending anger over Trump losing, then they also say they knew he wasn’t going to win.

      • Dan Abbett

        I post on Breitbart a lot. The Trumpettes on that site are a rabid bunch. I occasionally make a positive comment about Ted Cruz just to watch their wheels come off.

        • Jake Wilde

          Same here, but I like to debate emotional ignorance.

        • Beauslx

          Yep. Same here. The hilarious part was the Trumpeteers spinning Trump losing

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            24 hours ago

            “Trump’s gonna win! He leads the polls! You’ll see!


            “Hey, now, Iowa was always a long-shot, you guys. Trump said so.”

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        “Dammit, Chris, everyone knows that Cruz and Rubio hacked Microsoft to deny Trump his rightful victory!”
        –Trump supporters

        • Chris Carter

          And this begs the question to the Microsoft Truthers…..why didn’t they have Rubio, you know, win if they took the trouble to add votes to his number because they like him so much.

          • vetgal1970

            I seriously saw that Microsoft meme start within minutes of the race being called, almost like they had it ready to go

          • Chris Carter

            They stole it from Patriots fans. I thought it was somebody joking about that game but they were dead serious.

      • Ethanery

        My favorite: “Trump didn’t need Iowa, anyway”. Reminds me of the Aesop’s fable with the fox and the grapes.

  • Torcer

    With Trump, the jokes write themselves…

  • rodlang

    Trump needs to get off the insults and talk about the issues. Tweeting out the insults is getting old and doesn’t get Trump new voters, only reinforces his existing crew.

    • Torcer

      And turn others away at the same time.

    • vetgal1970

      Unfortunately the insults are one of the things he’s most known for throughout the decades

    • R.C.

      Donald does not have a strong grasp of issue and policy specifics. Hes getting by on being a blowhard with one liners and catch phrases.

      • Perdido

        Ala Obama.
        Hopefully this will get Trump a little more serious vetting.

    • Karla1953

      getting………………that chit was old almost before it began

    • tbmbuzz

      That’s all that Donald Ducking has – insults. Put him on a debate stage with Cruz and Cruz will fold, spindle and mutilate him.

  • R.C.

    Poor wittle donnie!

  • keyboard jockey

    I don’t understand why he’s not directing his fire at Hillary she’s had more Howard Dean moments than Howard Dean.

  • sizemorew

    So rather than looking at the results of the caucus and trying to figure out what it was that he might’ve said or done which turned voters off to him (like, I don’t know, throwing a hissy fit and not going to the last debate because he didn’t like the moderator), he decides instead to attack the successful candidate because clearly it’s someone else’s fault he lost.

    Gee. That sounds familiar.

  • RblDiver

    “You should have seen my victory speech, it is huge, it’s amazing, I have all the best people writing it!”

    • constitutionminded

      And he will make somebody else pay for it!

    • Hashtag pundit

      That’s really what it all boils down to.

      Shorter Trump: “It shoulda been meeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!”

  • constitutionminded

    I guess this means he will file a lawsuit against Cruz today.

    • R.C.

      That would make him a 2x loser.

  • R.C.

    Donald lost Iowa so his people dont get sick of winning.

  • The Dragon


  • Wanderer

    Ted takes a minute to have a moment and the admitted unrepentant loudmouth gets jealous.

    I don’t despise The Don like a lot of folks, I actually rather like him, but this was a loser move on his part. He shoulda stuck to his original “eh, not too shabby for a guy funding his own campaign!” reply.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Cruz’s speech was long and rambling, but unlike Trump, he still won the night. So, he’s got that going for him.

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      I’m not sure if Cruz’s speech was shorter than Hillary’s or just seemed that way. I thought she’d still be droning on when I woke up this morning.

  • Sage Klubb

    Oh, dear. Trump just gone and go YARRRRRRRR!

  • JohnFLob

    “Jay Guise @JayGuise1
    @realDonaldTrump No worries about Cruz, not a “natural born US citizen”… #ArticleVConvention
    3:14 PM – 2 Feb 2016”

    Would you disqualify anyone delivered by cesarean section?

  • DrumpfKicker

    He’s just mad because he came up a little bit Trump fingers.

  • Brad V
  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    Surprised Trump didn’t criticize Hillary’s looooooooooooooong winded speech. Oops, I forgot they are on the same side.

  • Victoria Richardson

    Ted Cruz was acting lke he was on the 700 Club or something. That was a very long speech.

  • Richard Jefferies

    I didn’t like Trump but I understood the necessity of having him in the race. His usefullness is quickly coming to an end. With every passing day he shows that he is nothing more than a carnival barker who runs in elite circles. He did well in Iowa consdiering, but instead of just move on, he’s got to spend as much time trashing Cruz’s speech as Cruz did speaking it. There is no candidate I think is a great candidate, but I’m quickly tiring of Trump and his broken record campaign.

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    FFS….how long till people finally figure out he doesn’t have the best interests of America at heart, he has HIS best interests at heart. And contrary to what his supporters might say….they aren’t the same thing.

  • Jerry Shelton

    Listening to Trump’s would have been worse

    • Perdido

      There IS that to be grateful for…

  • Hi This Is My Username

    Clearly, Trump is not familiar with the Howard Dean moment. I get the feeling that had Trump won in Iowa, his speech would have been longer and would have been about how great he is.

    Honestly, there have been a lot worse speeches than Ted’s. Take Obama’s speeches, for example. If you’re not falling asleep, or hearing something stupid, or wishing he would shut up, there’s something wrong with you.

  • tbmbuzz

    Funny, has anyone noticed how the fanatical, Trump is God comments from the Trumpsters seem to have dried up on this site in less than a week? ROTFL!