Trump's Reaction to the Iowa Caucus

In the Iowa caucus, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lost to Senator Ted Cruz after having a consistent lead in the polls, but he's still confident about winning the election. Analysts say his infrequent visits to Iowa and lack of campaign organizing may have hurt him. He also skipped the most recent Republican debate because of a quarrel with Fox reporter Megyn Kelly, which didn't help.

But Trump says, "I don't feel any pressure. We'll do what I have to do." He also said he's "honored" to finish second.

Trump's Tweets

His tone did change in this video: he seems just a little humbled, and he compliments his opponents, which is quite different from his previous approach. The New York Times compiled "Donald Trump's Twitter Insults: The Complete List (So Far)."

Last week, Trump made headlines after Sarah Palin endorsed him, with her usual, grammatically questionable style, for example,

"When both parties, the machines involved, when both of them hate you, then you know America loves you and we do love he who will be the next president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump!"

Discussion Starters:

  • Compare this video to Trump's previous speeches. Do you notice a difference in tone? What indicates a change?
  • What's your view of Trump's tweets? Is this a good political strategy, or will it eventually backfire?