Hollywood was falling all over itself to see who could come up with the best joke on Twitter when Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump placed second behind Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the Iowa caucuses Monday night.
Some stars, like Late Night‘s Seth Meyers and former Star Trek actor George Takei, jabbed Trump for losing when he has so often talked about winning.
The hardest thing Donald Trump has ever had to sell is second place.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) February 2, 2016
Mr. Trump, it appears we'll have to wait a bit to get sick of all that winning you've got planned for us.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 2, 2016
Trump is so pissed about coming in 2nd that he's threatened to move to Canada and run for president there.
— Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) February 2, 2016
Others, like Brit Hume, smugly re-tweeted a Trump tweet from December 2013:
“No one remembers who came in second.” – Walter Hagen
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2013
Some, like Will Arnett and Billy Eichner, gleefully took shots at Sen. Ted Cruz, who won the caucuses with 27.6% of the vote.
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) February 2, 2016
Let's all celebrate that Trump lost tonight and deal with the fact that Ted Cruz is a delusional nightmare person tomorrow! Huzzah!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 2, 2016
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) February 2, 2016
But Rosie Perez was happy about it:
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) February 2, 2016
Carl Reiner, Jon Cryer and some others simply reveled in Trump’s loss:
Chewing on the carcass of the caucus ws not that exciting but I did enjoy seeing the wind get blown our of Trump's sails.
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) February 2, 2016
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) February 2, 2016
Trump's loss tonight was huuuuuuuuge.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) February 2, 2016
So who does Trump fire tomorrow?
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 2, 2016
I hope Trump doesn't try standing in the middle of 5th Avenue and shooting someone tomorrow
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) February 2, 2016
I'd assume it's safe to say that Trump is the Donald Trump of sore losers..
— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) February 2, 2016
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 2, 2016
Meanwhile, Chelsea Handler made a bizarre, possibly racist joke about Ben Carson:
The Donald just announced he may even buy a farm in Iowa. But where will he tan? Where will Ben Carson tan?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 2, 2016
And of course, celebrities were also cheering for their own side on Monday night, with Mark Ruffalo, Eliza Dushku, Emily Ratajkowski and others tweeting their support for Bernie Sanders:
Our Guy is doing something amazing in Iowa tonight! #FeelTheBern
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 2, 2016
— Eliza Dushku (@elizadushku) February 2, 2016
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) February 2, 2016
14-year-old Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard summed up why Sanders had such a good night, despite ultimately losing by a hair to Clinton:
Let's keep in mind that Bernie is 50-50 with Hillary who was once considered the inevitable candidate- without donations from super PACs
— Rowan Blanchard (@rowblanchard) February 2, 2016
And Jerry O’Connell was not too far off when he suggested that the Democrat caucus be determined by Rock Paper Scissors:
— Jerry O'Connell (@MrJerryOC) February 2, 2016