"If I had to do it again, I would have done the exact same thing. And the reason is — do you know why? Because I raised $6 million for the vets in one hour," he said. "So if I took a second place instead of a first place and could give the vets $6 million dollars, I’ll do that all day long."
He also lamented that the amount of attention Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has received after he finished third in the Iowa caucus.
"People didn’t talk about my second place. They didn’t talk about it as positively as they should’ve," Trump said. "And yet with Marco, who was more than 2,000 votes behind me — that’s a lot of votes, by the way — they said, ‘Oh, he’s surging. He’s surging.'"
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