Trump mocked for tweet on second place
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Multiple Twitter users retweeted Trump's quote following his second-place finish on Monday.

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.”