After months of bold statements about being the Republican frontrunner for the most powerful job in the world, Donald Trump has been beaten into second place in the Iowa caucus.
Mr Trump lost the caucus by four per cent to Texas senator, Ted Cruz, who claimed 28 per cent of the vote.
And now 'The Donald' is being mocked online for a 2013 tweet:
“No one remembers who came in second.” - Walter Hagen— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2013
People have taken pleasure in mocking the controversial businessman who, according to the latest polls on the Republican race, is still 23 per cent ahead of nearest rival Ted Cruz.
Where'd you finish in the GOP Primary? RT @realDonaldTrump “No one remembers who came in second.” - Walter Hagen— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) December 31, 2013
You might be onto something @realDonaldTrump— Zach (@SharkDad_) February 2, 2016
So no one will remember you? @realDonaldTrump— Kendrick (Ecy) (@KENDRlCKS) February 2, 2016
Mr Trump's supporters have been quick to remind his detractors that many people have won their party's nomination and even the Presidency despite losing the Iowa caucus.
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
1/14 On Isis:
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
2/14 On immigration:
"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
3/14 On Free Trade:
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
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4/14 On Mexicans:
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."
5/14 On China:
"I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?... I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower."
6/14 On work:
"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."
7/14 On success:
"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."
8/14 On life:
"Everything in life is luck."
9/14 On ambition:
"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"
10/14 On his opponents:
"Bush is totally in favour of Common Core. I don't see how he can possibly get the nomination. He's weak on immigration. He's in favour of Common Core. How the hell can you vote for this guy? You just can't do it."
11/14 On Obamacare:
"You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use it, because the deductibles are so high. It's virtually useless. And remember the $5 billion web site?... I have so many web sites, I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a web site. It costs me $3."
12/14 On Barack Obama:
"Obama is going to be out playing golf. He might be on one of my courses. I would invite him. I have the best courses in the world. I have one right next to the White House."
13/14 On himself:
"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
14/14 On America:
"The American Dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great again."
This list of past Iowa runners-up include former Presidents Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan.
The man Donald Trump was quoting was professinal golfing pioneer Walter Hagen who won 11 major tournaments in the early 20th Century.
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