Speed Reads

Iowa caucus 2016

Donald Trump's evisceration of second-place finishers is coming back to haunt him

After losing to Sen. Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses on Monday night, second-place finisher Donald Trump could find no respite on his communication medium of choice. Twitter users inevitably dug up a Trump tweet from 2013 which sees the runner-up declaring that people who take second are irrelevant:

By contrast, Trump's concession speech in Iowa took a conciliatory tone, featuring congratulations to Cruz and "all of the incredible candidates."