Trump: New Hampshire ‘probably suits me better’

donald trump vets debate

donald trump vets debate

Well finishing second? It’s not so bad, Donald Trump told a cheering rally in New Hampshire not up to 24 hours after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won in the Iowa caucuses.

“I think we did really well, we did really well” Trump stated on Tuesday night in his first public appearance since his efforts put into the opening Iowa caucuses didn’t workout as planned. He flashed back at his decision to skip the final Iowa debate in a dispute with Fox News might have cost him some support. But he said he never regretted his action, because he choose philanthropy, fundraising to help U.S. military vets to the debate.

“I’ll take the $6 million for the vets” over a first-place finish, he declared.

Trump delivered an powerful long meandering talk to a cheering crowd of thousands of people in a sports facility on a cold winter night.

Trump was introduced by former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown, who endorsed  Trump as “an agent of change” who could “shake up the status quo in Washington.”

Trump mocking Rubio for coming third

Trump blamed the news media of misrepresenting his Iowa finish, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio coming third wasn’t a great performance .

“He’s a professional politician; he comes in third; I come in second.” He mocked the headlines that he said followed. “Trump: ‘No good.’ Rubio: ‘Incredible night!’ ”

He spoke in a news conference before the rally, Trump decided to speak in a soft tone. He reportedly said he couldn’t think of any mistakes his campaign had made in Iowa or any lessons he had learned there. He described his finish as great achievement given his low standing when he launched his campaign. Late Iowa polls that showed him with a lead “maybe built a false expectation.”

New Hampshire would likely bring a better opportunity, he said. “I think it fits me better, probably suits me better.”

Talking about finishing second in New Hampshire, too

He stated”Finishing second wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world,” he said. Even so, he allowed, “I’d like to finish first.”