Trump mocked for tweet on second place
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpChaffetz: Threats against lawmakers should be taken seriously Warren cautions Dems against infighting CIA director: Leaks 'seem to be on the increase' 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 CruzGOP at decisive moment on Planned Parenthood Trump: ‘I cannot imagine’ GOP senators don’t back healthcare bill Trump making calls to senators on healthcare bill MORE (R-Texas).



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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.”