The New York Daily News wasted no time ripping Donald Trump's surprise loss in Monday's Iowa Republican caucus.
The newspaper -- which painted the erstwhile GOP front-runner as an Islamic State member late last year -- called him a "dead clown walking" in its Tuesday cover story, which it unveiled Monday night on Twitter:
Stop the presses! A new front page... DEAD CLOWN WALKING: https://t.co/WwqZSN0nBn https://t.co/ZpoZ1Wvpzj— New York Daily News (@New York Daily News)1454394832.0
Trump came in second to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the caucus, and narrowly escaped slipping to third place behind another Tea Party lawmaker, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).