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"I don't like second place. I'm not a fan of second place, but I did well," Trump said this morning.
Opponent Ted Cruz finished with nearly 28 percent of the vote and Trump was behind with 24 percent.
"I'm not thrilled with second place," Trump admitted. "But I was told don't even go to Iowa, because I'm not going to win Iowa. And I thought it was something I should do and I went there and I almost won it."
"I came in second and the person that came in third was praised as though he had a great victory but they didn't say that about me," Trump said, referring to Rubio.
Trump said Tuesday skipping the Fox News debate "might" have hurt him in Iowa, but now heading into New Hampshire, Trump thinks he doesn't have to make too many changes.
Trump, who has a lead in the New Hampshire polls, said on "Good Morning America" today he's spending a lot of money in that state to assure he wins and that his campaign is "long-term."
"I'm the only one self-funding and, honestly, I don't think I get very much credit for that," Trump said.