The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App

Donald Trump quiet after second-place Iowa finish

Last Updated Feb 2, 2016 11:37 AM EST

For the last 13 hours, Donald Trump's Twitter feed has been radio silent.

It's often a favored early-morning medium for the GOP presidential candidate -- to communicate the day's rally plans, to lob attacks at his opponents, or to tout his most recent poll results.

But since finishing second to rival Ted Cruz in the nation's kickoff nominating contests in Iowa Monday night, Trump hasn't blasted out anything new to his nearly six million Twitter followers.

By Tuesday morning, Trump also hadn't appeared on any television news programs.

And he has yet to show his face in New Hampshire, where multiple GOP candidates rushed to hold events in preparation for the first-in-the-nation primary slated for February 9.

In fact, Trump only has one public appearance scheduled Tuesday -- an evening rally in Milford, New Hampshire.

On Monday, the billionaire businessman told his supporters that he was "honored" to come in second with 24 percent of the vote, sandwiched between Cruz's 28 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's 23 percent.

"We finished second, and I want to tell you something...I'm just honored. I'm really honored," Trump told a crowd of supporters Monday. "I want to congratulate Ted and I want to congratulate all of the incredible candidates including Mike Huckabee, who's become a really good friend of mine. Congratulations to everybody."

The comments seemed to be a departure from previous sentiments Trump has shared on the issue of winning.

One tweet from the reality television star -- a quote from American golfing pro Walter Hagen -- declared this in 2013:


Update: After a nearly 16 hour break from Twitter, Trump returned with thoughts on his Iowa caucus experience: