On Monday evening, a video that showcased former President Donald Trump garnered substantial attention on social media platforms. This coincided with the start of vote tallying following the initial Republican primary in Iowa.
The footage shows Trump descending a flight of stairs prior to confronting a group of assembled reporters and a camera.
“Great night and fantastic place,” Trump exclaimed. “We’ve won it twice, as you know, the last two elections, and I think we’re gonna have a fantastic night tonight.”
“The people are fantastic, and I’ve never seen spirit like they have—countrywide, but in Iowa, I’ve never seen spirit like this, thank you,” Trump said, deflecting his gaze from the camera as reporters inundated him with questions.
Trump emerged triumphant in the Iowa caucus, amassing more than 51% of the vote, superseding former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley (19.1%) and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (approximately 21.2%).
Trump provided remarks regarding the electoral outcomes of his two primary adversaries subsequent to the tally of votes.
“I really think this is time now for everybody to come together, whether it is Republican or Democrat or liberal or conservative. It would be so nice if we could come together and straighten out the world and straighten out the problems and all of the death and destruction that we’re witnessing that has practically never been seen,” Trump exclaimed. “I want to make that a big part of our message. We’re going to come together.
“I want to congratulate Ron and Nikki for having a good time together,” Trump expressed to his followers. “They had a good time together, and I think they both actually did very well. We don’t even know what the outcome of second place is.”
“I also want to congratulate Vivek because he did a hell of a job. He came from zero, and he’s got a big percent, probably almost eight percent, and that is an amazing job,” he went on. “Very smart people, very capable people.”
— Donald J. Trump Posts From His Truth Social (@TrumpDailyPosts) January 16, 2024
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The DeSantis campaign vehemently criticized the media for their premature predictions of Trump’s victory in the caucus, which were made immediately after the votes closed.
The campaign accused the media of “election interference” following their swift declaration of Trump being the winner, as reported by The Associated Press.
“Absolutely outrageous that the media would participate in election interference by calling the race before tens of thousands of Iowans even had a chance to vote. The media is in the tank for Trump and this is the most egregious example yet,” stated Andrew Romeo, a representative of the DeSantis campaign, posted on X. CONTINUE READING…