Back in 2013, Donald Trump shared some thoughts about second place:
“No one remembers who came in second.” – Walter Hagen
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2013
He hasn’t yet rescinded that after placing second in Iowa’s GOP race, but he’s apparently moved on to more important matters:
Anybody who watched all of Ted Cruz's far too long, rambling, overly flamboyant speech last nite would say that was his Howard Dean moment!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2016
Some tweeters were right there with him:
— ArrestMeLoretta (@ProgPoker) February 2, 2016
@realdonaldtrump Yes it was too long. Had to turn tv off.
— Filemon Ruiz (@FilemonRuiz) February 2, 2016
— Trumplican (@Tea4Freedom) February 2, 2016
— The Majority Awakens (@DefendingtheUSA) February 2, 2016
— Trumppin (@TrumpUntamed) February 2, 2016
— Jay Guise (@JayGuise1) February 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump I can't remember a word he said.
— Vote Trump (@ellenEspence) February 2, 2016
— The Critic (@bobby990r_1) February 2, 2016
But others couldn’t help but notice a certain, um, lack of self-awareness:
@realDonaldTrump You would know. You're the master of rambling, full of bullshit speeches
— Ian Manor (@Lateralus42093) February 2, 2016
totally oblivious lol https://t.co/R0qqBSx4Z0
— Michi I. (@michi83) February 2, 2016
To be fair, he is an expert on long, rambling speeches. https://t.co/cjpEU2wSdR
— T (@FirstTeamTommy) February 2, 2016
Yeah, because you are famous for your brevity and meekness. You're a real Quaker. https://t.co/5YZ3F3NLsy
— neontaster (@neontaster) February 2, 2016
— Georgia Irish (@georgiairish) February 2, 2016
If Trump’s trying to win over new fans, he might want to try a different approach.
Losing the caucus after being heavily favored to win was way more of a Howard Dean move. Sad! https://t.co/cZwKFlALw1
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 2, 2016
— Aaron Gardner (@Aaron_RS) February 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Sore loser, huh?
— Conor (@realdcm) February 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump u mad bro?
— colley (@JamColley) February 2, 2016
— Linda (@SudokuG) February 2, 2016
— Dory Benami (@dorybenami) February 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump lol loser
— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) February 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Not very gracious for being so HONORED to be second!
— Cindi Perez (@cindiperez48) February 2, 2016
— #NeverTrump (@PaulWDrake) February 2, 2016
You REALLY are DESPERATE, aren't you @realDonaldTrump? LOL!
— #NeverTrump – Chuck (@ChuckNellis) February 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Hey loser. How's the losing going?
— JordanHeath-Rawlings (@TheGameSheet) February 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Now you're reaching. Grasping. Losing really isn't a good look for you.
— Jason Ondo (@Ondoism) February 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump really? Come on. Time to act like a big boy!
— sabmesser (@sabmesser) February 2, 2016
Hahaha how sour are dem grapes, eh? https://t.co/vAdepzSQbp
— Inez Feltscher (@InezFeltscher) February 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump In fairness, he went longer than you bc he won. Whereas you lost. As in, you didn't win. Because of your loss. To him.
— Mulder's Shroom Ride (@proteinwisdom) February 2, 2016