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

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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 Monday night.

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

The billionaire businessman was the Republican presidential front-runner entering the Iowa caucuses, with every recent poll giving him a lead in the state over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz ultimately upset Trump, and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida also did better than expected to place a close third.

In the days leading up to Monday night’s caucuses, Trump sounded confident that he would win and frequently stated how badly he wanted to do so. But 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 even though he was viewed as the front-runner there:

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