Monday, February 1, 2016

Donald Trump is a paper tiger -- and 5 other lessons the Iowa caucuses taught us

The joke was on us.

Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul, has behaved like no other presidential candidate we've seen. He belittled Sen. John McCain, prisoner of war, for being captured. He mocked a reporter's disability. He called for a ban on Muslim immigrants.

Through it all, he was the closest thing Republicans had to a presidential front-runner.

The polls said so. Trump said so. Even some of Trump's rivals, who seemed resigned to a fight for second place in next week's New Hampshire primary, said so.

But at some point, something had to give, right? Tonight, in Iowa, it did.

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