Donald Trump Says He’s Honored by 2nd Place Finish In Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Ramada Waterloo Hotel and Convention Center on February 1, 2016 in Waterloo, Iowa. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images North America
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Ramada Waterloo Hotel and Convention Center on February 1, 2016 in Waterloo, Iowa.
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Donald Trump says he’s honored by what he’s calling his second-place finish in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses.

Trump is speaking at an event with supporters after Ted Cruz was declared the winner of the Monday night contest — the first of the 2016 election.

Trump says that when he started the campaign, he was advised not to compete in Iowa because he couldn’t finish in the top 10. Trump says he felt he had to do it and wanted to give it a shot.

Trump is congratulating Cruz and the other candidates. He says he thinks he’ll win the New Hampshire primary next week and that he will go on to be the GOP nominee and win the White House.

SOURCE: The Associated Press