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Donald Trump ‘Not Thrilled’ with 2nd Place in Iowa, but in for Long Run

Donald Trump was disappointed with his second place finish in Iowa, succumbing to Ted Cruz in the corn state.

Still, Trump made it clear on Wednesday morning that he was “not thrilled” with his second place finish, adding that he isn’t finished yet.

“I don’t like second place. I’m not a fan of second place, but I did well,” Trump said this morning.

“I’m not thrilled with second place,” Trump admitted. “But I was told don’t even go to Iowa, because I’m not going to win Iowa. And I thought it was something I should do and I went there and I almost won it.”

ABC News reports:

Not a career politician, Trump lamented that his finish in second over the rest of the Republican field is not being praised as much as Sen. Marco Rubio placing third in Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

“I came in second and the person that came in third was praised as though he had a great victory but they didn’t say that about me,” Trump said, referring to Rubio.

Trump said Tuesday skipping the Fox News debate “might” have hurt him in Iowa, but now heading into New Hampshire, Trump thinks he doesn’t have to make too many changes.

Trump, who has a lead in the New Hampshire polls, said on “Good Morning America” today he’s spending a lot of money in that state to assure he wins and that his campaign is “long-term.”

“I’m the only one self-funding and, honestly, I don’t think I get very much credit for that,” Trump said.

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