From Radio Iowa- President Donald Trump greeted thousands of cheering supporters at the Des Moines Airport Wednesday Night.
(as said) “There has never been a president that has done more for farmers and ranchers, for the Farm Belt, for Iowa. “There’s never been a president that’s even come close to what I have done and I will say that and I’ll say it loud and clear.”
Trump touted federal disaster aid for farmers hit by 2019 flooding as well as the 28 BILLION dollars in trade disruption payments his administration has sent to farmers over the past two years.
(as said) “I just hope you remember that on November 3rd,” “Nobody else would have done it.”
Trump touted his administration’s decision to allow a higher blend of ethanol to be sold year-round and he mentioned China’s recent record purchases of corn and soybeans.
( “Seriously, we’ve had a great history here together,” Trump said, “what we’ve done for you and what we’ve done for the farmers and what we’ve done for everything.”
Bill Norton, a dairy farmer, drove more than two hours to Des Moines from Wilton to see the president. Here’s his comments on President Trump.
Polls show Democrat Joe Biden leading or tied with Trump in Iowa. Governor Kim Reynolds, who spoke before Air Force One landed, told the crowd momentum was on Trump’s side.
(as said) “Don’t believe the polls. Don’t believe what the media is telling you,” Reynolds said. “…People are fired up for Republican victories on November 3.”
After Trump had been on stage for about an hour, he began talking about an Iowa wrestling icon who won an Olympic gold medal in 1972 and 15 national championships as a Hawkeye coach. Trump announced he would award Dan Gable the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony in the Oval Office. Gable told the crowd Trump reminded him of some of the athletes he coached.
(as said) “This guy’s already a one-time champion, but because he’s open for learning and he’s already very competant, he’s going to be a multi-champion president of the United States of America”
The crowd started chanting “four more years” as Trump applauded and Gable left the stage.