Trump loses in Iowa - level 3

Trump loses in Iowa - level 3

08-02-2016 15:00

“We will go on to easily beat Hillary or Bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there!”

A night of big surprises in the race for the White House – the vote did not go quite as expected. Republican Donald Trump was swept aside by Texas Senator Ted Cruz, but the real estate billionaire remained optimistic.

"We will go on to get the Republican nomination and we will go on to easily beat Hillary or Bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there!"

Leading up to the vote, Cruz visited nearly every state while Trump shunned the debates, choosing to hold his own rallies which could have hurt his campaign in the long run. His supporters, however, were still positive.

"I'm disappointed. I really am. But in a way, I'm not because we did make a very good showing, and we worked hard, and we know we worked hard, and he was pleased, even with the showing that we did have. And it's on to New Hampshire,"

Indeed on to New Hampshire where Trump has a stronger showing, according to opinion polls.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is neck and neck with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in a race that's too close to call. One thing is clear after the Iowa caucuses: there's a long, volatile election season ahead.

Difficult words: throw up idiom (to try to win something), sweep (to beat), shun (to stay away from), rally (a mass meeting), opinion poll (asking people about their opinion – what they think), neck and neck idiom (in the same position), too close to call idiom (impossible to guess the future result), caucus (a meeting of a political party which chooses a candidate), volatile (changeable, unpredictable).


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