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    Trump says he’s ‘honored’ by second place Iowa finish

    Donald Trump says he’s honored by what he’s calling his second-place finish in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses.

    Trump spoke at an event with supporters after Ted Cruz was declared the winner of the Monday night contest — the first of the 2016 election.

    Trump said that when he started the campaign, he was advised not to compete in Iowa because he couldn’t finish in the top 10. Trump says he felt he had to do it and wanted to give it a shot.

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    Trump congratulated Cruz and the other candidates. He said he thinks he'll win the New Hampshire primary next week and that he will go on to be the GOP nominee and win the White House.