Former President Trump on Saturday was greeted with patriotic chants and applause as he arrived in Ames, Iowa to attend the 2023 Cy-Hawk soccer recreation.
Throughout Trump’s go to to the early major state, he was seen flipping burgers and throwing a soccer with members of the Alpha Gamma Ro fraternity at Iowa State College. He took time to autograph photographs and the footballs, as effectively, in keeping with the Related Press.
Requested by a conservative media outlet of what he considered the change, he replied “I assume the youth likes Trump.”
When the previous president made his solution to to the Jack Trice Stadium, he was additionally greeted by with a big crowd, with some chanting “USA.”
A prop airplane additionally flew over the stadium carrying a banner that learn, “The place’s Melania?” AP reported.
Largely seen as a marketing campaign cease, Trump is just not the one 2024 GOP hopeful to attend the sport. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who spent a number of his time alongside Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and going between tailgates — was additionally noticed on the recreation.
Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum had been additionally within the crowd.
The previous president additionally attended the 2015 version of the rivalry recreation.
In the present day’s go to follows a rally in South Dakota with Gov. Kristi Noem (R), who endorsed the previous president for 2024. Noem is basically thought of a potential operating mate for Trump.
Trump leads the Republican major subject by a big margin. In accordance with FiveThirtyEight, the previous president is forward of the second place DeSantis by a mean of 40 factors in nationwide polling.
The Related Press contributed reporting.
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