TRUMP FORCE ONE — Former President Donald Trump boarded his plane in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday to head to Iowa, where he will be announcing his leadership team for the eastern part of the state for the 2024 election.
This will be Trump’s first trip to Iowa since launching his third presidential bid in November. He remains the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, national polling shows.
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“Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his Eastern Iowa Leadership Team, demonstrating support from the most conservative and influential Republican leaders in a key region of the Hawkeye State. Since President Trump’s historic 2016 election, Iowa has fundamentally transformed from a swing state to a reliable MAGA stronghold,” a statement Trump’s campaign released before he boarded the plane reads. “President Trump’s America First Policies continue to resonate with the men and women of Eastern Iowa and will propel him to an overwhelming victory in the First-in-the-Nation Caucuses.”
Trump’s Eastern Iowa Endorsements:
- The Honorable Matt Whitaker, Former Acting Attorney General of the United States
- The Honorable Rod Blum, Former U.S. Representative from Iowa’s 1st Congressional District
- Senator Jeff Reichman, State Senator for Iowa’s 50th Senate District
- Senator Charlie McClintock, State Senator for Iowa’s 42nd Senate District
- Representative Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative for Iowa’s 82nd House District
- Representative Craig Johnson, State Representative for Iowa’s 67th House District
- Representative Anne Osmundson, State Representative for Iowa’s 64th House District
- Representative Mark Cisneros, State Representative for Iowa’s 96th House District
- Representative Steve Bradley, State Representative for Iowa’s 66th House District
- Representative Derek Wulf, State Representative for Iowa’s 76th House District
- Representative Heather Hora, State Representative for Iowa’s 92nd House District
- Representative Brad Sherman, State Representative for Iowa’s 91st House District
- Representative Cindy Golding, State Representative for Iowa’s 83rd House District
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who Trump has repeatedly criticized, held an event in Davenport, Iowa, on Friday, where Trump is holding his event Monday night. DeSantis is seen as Trump’s main rival, though he has not yet announced a run for president. (RELATED: DeSantis Responds To Trump Attacks)
Trump is set to begin speaking around 6:00 p.m. CST.