'Nice': Donald Trump breaks Twitter silence after Iowa loss, lashes out at media

Trump Breaks His Silence After Iowa Loss
Trump Breaks His Silence After Iowa Loss

On Tuesday, real-estate mogul Donald Trump broke a relatively uncharacteristic Twitter silence to tout his performance in the Iowa caucuses the night before.

"My experience in Iowa was a great one. I started out with all of the experts saying I couldn't do well there and ended up in 2nd place. Nice," he wrote.

Trump, who is well known for late-night tweets, had been silent on the social-media platform since his loss.

Click through images from the 2016 Iowa Caucus:

Politico even featured a clock on its website counting the seconds since Trump last tweeted.

The billionaire businessman was the front-runner going into the Iowa caucuses, with every recent poll giving him a lead over Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Cruz ultimately upset Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) also did better than expected to place a close third.

In the days leading up to Monday's caucuses, Trump sounded confident that he would win and frequently stated how badly he wanted to do so. However, Iowa was also consistently one of Trump's worst states relative to his rivals, according to public-opinion polls.

Trump attempted to reframe his Iowa loss on Tuesday as a win despite the fact that he was viewed as the front-runner there:

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