Trump Rally in Iowa Draws Massive Crowd. Donald Trump won over the hearts of Iowans on Wednesday in Maquoketa and Dubuque, securing what is almost certain to be a huge win for his re-election campaign in the upcoming Iowa caucuses in January 2024.
This was Trump’s third trip to Iowa this year. On Wednesday, he spoke in both Maquoketa and Dubuque, where he was greeted by tens of thousands of fans. Many more waited outside each event to see the 45th president.
Jason Miller, a senior advisor to Trump, said that about 2,500 people were at the event in Dubuque.
“Absolutely packed crowd with overflow outside,” Trump spokesman Steven Cheung wrote on X. “Make no mistake….Iowa is Trump Country.”
At both stops, Trump talked about his agenda, Agenda 47. He focused a lot on protecting the southern border, talked a little bit about abortion, and criticized his opponent, Joe Biden.
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In his remarks, the president vowed to not only secure the southern border by utilizing federal law enforcement and immigration enforcement, but he also pointed out that he would use all resources necessary to halt what he called the “invasion” at “our own southern border.”
The Associated Press says that the president also went to Kathy’s Treehouse Pub and Eatery in Bettendorf, where he gave out pizzas, took pictures with fans, and signed autographs. People cheered and laughed as the president had fun while signing the tank top of a female waitress.
Trump drew huge crowds wherever he went in Iowa, showing how strong his appeal to regular people is. The president went to the Iowa State Fair in August. He went to the Iowa-Iowa State football game in early September.
The most recent GOP primary poll in Iowa shows that President Trump is way ahead of the other candidates. For example, a new ISU/Civiqs study showed that potential caucus-goers supported Sen. Bernie Sanders by 51%, while Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., only got 14%.