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The day after the Iowa caucuses, Donald the Petulant, blamed the media and all the other meanies for his loss. Remember he predicted he'd win because he's great and he has the best team and he's great!
His love affair with himself didn't bring the victory in Iowa he bragged about, so Donald the Petulant did what every bully does, he blamed other people.
He's still ahead by quite a bit in New Hampshire. The old saying is "Iowa picks corn; New Hampshire picks presidents" is clever but remember that in 2000, New Hampshire picked John McCain.
IMO, neither Iowa nor New Hampshire represent the greater U.S. population. That's why the two popularity contests don't tell us much.
Here's how the T-GOP handled himself in his first defeat:
The billionaire, who has never before complained about the money he’s been spending, griped about his unexpected defeat to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the caucuses.
“I don’t believe I have been given any credit by the voters for self-funding my campaign, the only one. I will keep doing, but not worth it!”
Trump moaned on Twitter Tuesday morning. He also blamed his favorite scapegoat — the media — for “unfair treatment” and failing to praise his “long-shot great finish.”
“The media has not covered my long-shot great finish in Iowa fairly.
He added later, “I will be talking about my wonderful experience in Iowa and the simultaneous unfair treatment by the media later in New Hampshire. Big crowd.”
The Trumper demonstrates to all what a statesman he'd be if he were to be elected president
Later, a fired-up Trump cursed at a rally in Milford, NH. “If we are attacked, somebody attacks us, wouldn’t you rather have Trump as president if we’re attacked?” he said at a rally in Milford, N.H. “We’ll beat the s–t out of them!”
Milford, New Hampshire (CNN)
Donald Trump on Tuesday said his decision to skip the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses may have led to his second-place finish in the Hawkeye State.
"That could've been with the debate," Trump acknowledged to reporters in Milford, New Hampshire, where he was introduced and endorsed by former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.
"I think some people were disappointed that I didn't go into the debate." Iowa entrance polls showed most voters who made up their minds in the final days before the caucuses settled on chief rival Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, not Trump.
The nationwide GOP front-runner had skipped Thursday's Fox News debate due to an ongoing feud with the network.
Still, Trump said he would make the same decision again, pointing to the $6 million he raised for veterans' charities.
About those veterans' charities:
At the kickoff of Trump's rally Thursday, the billionaire businessman said he had raised nearly $6 million, including $500,000 through its website in one day.
The website claims that "100% of your donations will go directly to Veterans needs," but donations are funneled through the Donald J. Trump Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Trump Organization.
The page does not list the names of any veterans' organizations poised to receive the funds and the Trump campaign did not respond to multiple requests asking which veterans organizations would participate in the event or receive fundraising proceeds.
"The money that's going to be raised will be in bulk and the disbursements will be spread all across the country to veterans organizations. And those who don't want to receive the money, we'll make sure not to send them a check," Pierson told Sciutto Thursday on CNN.
All six major veterans' organizations CNN said they had not been contacted by Trump representatives offering a piece of the proceeds raised -- those groups include: American Legion, the Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AmVets and Fisher House.
CNN also reached five of the nine veterans' organizations the Trump Foundation has donated to between 2010 and 2014, Fisher House, the Green Beret Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Heroes to Heroes and K9s for Warriors.
Only the latter, a group that provides service dogs to veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress, said it was contacted by Trump associates regarding the fundraising.