Trump Wakes Up to Indignity

The schadenfreude is strong the morning after his Iowa caucus loss
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2016 9:23 AM CST
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits a caucus site Monday in West Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) Ted Cruz beat out Donald Trump last night in the Iowa caucuses, and even though Trump gave an uncharacteristically gracious concession speech, he didn't escape the media pokes this morning. A roundup of some of the more irreverent reactions:

  • More than one headline incorporated Trump's trademark "loser," but one website took it a step further. The Week notes that if you visit, you'll now be taken straight away to Donald Trump's Wikipedia page.

  • Twitter users tapped into Trump's own prolific feed and dug up a quote that Trump tweeted back in December 2013, USA Today reports. The quote, from the late pro golfer Walter Hagen, simply read: "No one remembers who came in second."
  • BuzzFeed, which notes many of Trump's acolytes "inside the Sheraton ballroom were left puzzled and slightly disoriented" after Monday night's loss, talks about how Trump loyalists may be starting to become "disenchanted" and how Trump may react to finally being labeled a loser himself.
  • And then we have the New York Daily News. The paper, which has been taking a stronger stance than usual with its recent political covers, didn't disappoint with Tuesday's edition: "Dead Clown Walking" read the headline, positioned next to a sad-faced Trump made up, well … like a clown.
Rubbing salt in the wound: the White House's refusal of Trump's offer to pay for a $100 million ballroom. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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