Donald Trump’s speech Monday night in Iowa after his surprising loss in the caucuses was perhaps most noteworthy for its graciousness.
“I want to congratulate Ted, and I want to congratulate all of the incredible candidates,” Trump told supporters in West Des Moines, saying he was “honored” to finish second.
Was this the beginning of a kinder, gentler Trump? Well…..
“Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning in the opening salvo of a series of tweets eviscerating Cruz.
Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2016