Former President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Monday after winning the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest in the Republican presidential race, but also called for unity from “everybody.”
Trump won the Hawkeye State just as caucus night was getting started, besting his GOP primary competitors, as predicted by pollsters for months leading up to Monday night. The former president thanked supporters at a caucus watch party in West Des Moines, Iowa, declaring that the primary would soon be over once he wins both the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries.
“I really think this is the time now for everybody in our country to come together. We want to come together, whether it’s Republican or Democrat or liberal or conservative,” Trump told supporters, taking a civil tone.