Iowa Caucuses: Hollywood Reacts
Celebs reveled in Donald Trump losing Iowa to Ted Cruz.
Donald Trump's surprise loss to Ted Cruz in the GOP Iowa caucus set social media ablaze, with many in Hollywood quick to kick The Donald while he was down.
Schadenfreude was the name of the game as several celebrities pointed out that Trump's "brand" was all based on being a winner and many were looking forward to him spinning the second-place finish. Many have been re-tweeting Trump's tweet from a few years ago, where the real estate mogul and reality star quoted Walter Hagen's immortal line "No one remember's who came in second."
“No one remembers who came in second.” - Walter Hagen— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2013
Billy Eichner and other celebrities ruminated on the proposition that Cruz might actually be worse than Trump. Keith Olbermann, a longtime adversary of Trump's, simply tweeted the hashtag #ByeFelicia.
Yeah, Ted Cruz is a psycho. But it's still nice to see Trump lose.— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) February 2, 2016
My husband trying to console me. "Cruz is utterly unelectable! It's the best thing!" And yet. AND YET— Susan Orlean (@susanorlean) February 2, 2016
Let's all celebrate that Trump lost tonight and deal with the fact that Ted Cruz is a delusional nightmare person tomorrow! Huzzah!— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 2, 2016
I hope Trump doesn't try standing in the middle of 5th Avenue and shooting someone tomorrow— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) February 2, 2016
I'd assume it's safe to say that Trump is the Donald Trump of sore losers..— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) February 2, 2016
So who does Trump fire tomorrow?— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 2, 2016
Fortunately, it's not like Trump made his brand about winning all the time or anything. #IowaCaucus— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 2, 2016
Trump is so pissed about coming in 2nd that he's threatened to move to Canada and run for president there.— Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) February 2, 2016
The hardest thing Donald Trump has ever had to sell is second place.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) February 2, 2016
The Donald just announced he may even buy a farm in Iowa. But where will he tan? Where will Ben Carson tan?— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 2, 2016
Mr. Trump, it appears we'll have to wait a bit to get sick of all that winning you've got planned for us.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 2, 2016
Thank you, Republican #IowaCaucus voters, for deleting a gloating Donald Trump from my television screen. We'll talk Ted Cruz later.— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) February 2, 2016
Chewing on the carcass of the caucus ws not that exciting but I did enjoy seeing the wind get blown our of Trump's sails.— carl reiner (@carlreiner) February 2, 2016
Trump's loss tonight was huuuuuuuuge.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) February 2, 2016
Trump supporters so mad at my retweet OF TRUMP. That is sooooo trump supporter.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 2, 2016