Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: Majority of Americans fear US will become involved in another major war Ellison holds edge in DNC race WH adviser Stephen Miller: 'Nothing wrong' with Trump travel order MORE was mocked for a quote he tweeted in 2013 about the futility of finishing second after he lost the Iowa caucuses to Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzA guide to the committees: Senate Trump wants to cut red tape? He should start with the CFPB. Why President Trump should choose Maureen Ohlhausen to lead the FTC MORE (R-Texas).
“No one remembers who came in second.” - Walter Hagen— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2013
Cruz took about 28 percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses, compared to Trump's 24 percent. In the billionaire's Iowa concession speech, he said he was "honored.”
“When we started this journey there were 17 candidates and I was told by everybody, do not go to Iowa, you could never finish even in the top 10,” Trump said. “I said I have to do it. We finished second and I want to tell you something — I’m honored. I’m really honored. And I want to congratulate Ted and all of the incredible candidates.”