Donald Trump was due to return to Iowa on Saturday for a campaign rally, at the heels of a vote showing strong support for a province that often sets for presidential elections.
Trump has not announced a second run for the White House.
Instead, he defended his party’s rule by repeating the lies about electoral fraud in his defeat by Joe Biden; attempts to block the council from investigating the Capitol assassination by supporters seeking to undermine this defeat; excessive fundraising; and bragging about how he can win potential candidates including Florida governor Ron DeSantis, if he decides to run for re-election.
He continues to attack his party. This week, Mr. Trump criticized the Republican leader in the Senate for stopping protests by helping Democrats raise the US debt limit, a position that has threatened economic ruin.
In a statement, Mr. Trump called the move “a shocking deal pushed by Mitch McConnell”. McConnell appeared to be sure to come under fire from the stage at the Iowa state fairgrounds in Des Moines on Saturday night.
Ahead of the meeting, the Des Moines Register released an election showing that 53% of Iowans see Trump positively.
The election also gave Trump a 91% chance against Iowa Republicans. Equally unlikely, 99% of Iowa Democrats saw him negatively. Perhaps the most troubling for politicians on both sides is planning to organize 2024, independents divided, 48% seeing Trump positive and 49% negative.
While Republicans are more closely allied with Trump, Democrats and independent observers continue to warn of the possible consequences of a Trump run – or president.
In an interview released on Friday, Fiona Hill, a former national security officer at the Trump White House, told Politico:
“I feel like we are in a difficult and dangerous time in our community, and if Trump – this is not a point of view, this is only a matter of observation based on the country’s great history – if he succeeds in returning to the presidency in 2024, democracy will be done. . ”
In return, Mr. Trump called Hill, who was born in northeastern England, “Deep State hardened by a good voice”.
In Iowa, J Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co voting company, pointed to another divisive and dangerous element in Trump’s reputation, when he told the Register he scrutinized the case with a large and powerful group: unarmed.
Despite the death toll from more than 770,000 deaths that began and went out of control under Trump, drug resistance and other public health measures against Covid-19 remain strong in Republican countries such as Iowa.
Most of the hospitals and deaths are among the unarmed, but Republican politicians and journalists have successfully demonstrated their refusal to shoot as a means of personal freedom.
Trump was hospitalized by Covid last October and has been vaccinated ever since. In August, he told a crowd in Alabama: “You have to do what you have to do, but I recommend: take the injections. I did it. It’s fine. ”
Many protesters, treating Mr. Trump equally met with a key aide, South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham, at a gala dinner last week.
During a survey of respondents, the Register spoke to Karen Moon, a 32-year-old resident of Indianola. [who] he said he will never be a fan of the Trump people ”.
“He sounded like a fool blowing up,” he said. “He seemed like an illiterate person. I mean, at one point when he was asking if it would be okay for people to inject into their bodies to get rid of the coronavirus. ”
But an independent observer said he had a positive attitude towards Trump, in part because he signed a relief bill that sent checks to Americans.
Thus, earlier this year, Joe Biden, who has been trying to find a plan to use including health and child care through Congress, in the face of Republican opponents.
Moon told the Register that he would “not” vote for Trump if he ran again.