Donald Trump insiders have described the candidate as “depressed” after last night’s second place finish in the Iowa Caucus.
Going into Monday night, Trump held a seven-point advantage over Texas senator Ted Cruz. That lead crumbled and resulted in a four-point loss as the real estate mogul turned presidential candidate lost the state.
Trump was gracious in defeat, then had an unusual 17 hour spell of silence on Twitter into Monday morning.
When he “awoke” Trump initially came out with negative tweets:
I don’t believe I have been given any credit by the voters for self-funding my campaign, the only one. I will keep doing, but not worth it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2016
I will be talking about my wonderful experience in Iowa and the simultaneous unfair treatment by the media-later in New Hampshire. Big crowd — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2016
Trump is known for his moodiness and, being dependent upon the internal expectations set by his campaign, he may have been expecting a win.
However, with no “ground game” or real get-out-the-vote operations, the candidate made himself a long shot for a first place finish despite his popularity.
Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, also had an unusual bout of silence on Twitter then came alive again on Tuesday afternoon to announce the endorsement of Scott Walker.
Corey is responsible for campaign activities and the lack of effort put into GOTV efforts.
Stay tuned to see if Lewandowski is replaced by a more seasoned individual who can bring in a win for Donald.