Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

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.”

Former President Donald Trump
Former President Donald Trump delighted supporters by boasting of “the great state of Iowa.”
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Former President Donald Trump
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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.

Thousands of supporters gather for former President Donald Trump's rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on October 9, 2021.
Thousands of supporters gather for former President Donald Trump’s rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on October 9, 2021.
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A supporter wears a
A supporter wears a “Trump Keep America Great” cowboy hat during former President Donald Trump’s rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
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Former President Donald Trump
Former President Donald Trump doubled allegations of electoral fraud from the 2020 presidential election during the Iowa Convention.
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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

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