Trump won 51% of votes in Iowa, the first nominating contest of the 2024 cycle, outpacing challengers Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley by nearly 30 points.
Biden fielded questions from reporters before departing the White House for North Carolina, including one question about what the Iowa results meant for his own reelection hopes, and discounted Trump’s big night.
“I don’t think Iowa means anything. The president got 50-some-thousand votes, the lowest number of votes anybody who’s won got,” Biden responded. “You know, this idea that he’s going to run away, he can think anyway he wants. Let him make that judgment.”
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