Former President Donald Trump returned to Iowa triumphantly on Saturday for the first time since the 2020 presidential election, telling a crowd of cheering supporters that “we will take America back.”
Speaking to a rally of thousands at the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Trump, who has not announced a bid for 2024, blew up President Biden and his trillion-dollar infrastructure and spending legislation, which is currently stalled in Congress, saying that Democrats lead the country to the “ruin of ruin.”
“We are going to take America back,” he said during the 90-minute speech.
The former president also pronounced his 2020 victory over Biden in Hawkeye State by a margin of 53 percent to 45 percent.
“As disastrous as the Biden administration has been, no one can blame the great state of Iowa, for boy we did it really – we did it really well here,” he said. “Iowa, what a place.”
Trump also unveiled a possible campaign slogan for 2024 – “Make America Great Again – Again.”
His approval ratings in Iowa are higher now than when he was in the White House.
53 percent of Iowans said they view Trump positively compared to his 48 percent rating when he was in the White House, according to a recent study by the Des Moines Register / Mediacom Iowa.
Biden, on the other hand, has a 37 percent favorable rating in opinion polls and a 61 percent unfavorable rating.
Trump also continued to send his complaints about how the 2020 presidential election was rigged, urging Republicans to get the vote to the 2022 midterm, where the GOP is expected to regain control of the House and Senate.
“We must send the radical left a message they will never forget,” he said.
With Post wires