President Trump taunted his Democrat challengers at a major rally in Iowa Thursday night. Just days before the nation’s first presidential caucuses there he reminded Dems that they don’t stand a chance. “We’re winning a lot, we’re beating them all,” Trump said firing up the huge rally crowd.
Trump’s rally was held at Drake University in Des Moines, marking his fourth rally of the year. The massive rally certainly will distract the Democrats looking to take on the president on election day who have been running around the crucial state for weeks.
Trump cited a “failing New York Times” poll which pitted him against “every one of the socialists,” and had him impressively leading against them all.
Trump tweeted the results from the New York Times-Siena College poll showing him leading all of his major contenders: former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Bernie Sanders; Sen. Elizabeth Warren; former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“Let’s vote for Pocahontas, let’s vote for Bernie, let’s vote for sleepy Joe… he always gets the name wrong. He says, ‘It’s great to be in the great state of Ohio.’ Joe, we’re in Iowa!” the president taunted.
For his part, Biden launched a sad attempt of an attack on the president to usher in his arrival to the state. Biden spoke to a room full of a measly 275 people in Waukee, west of Des Moines, in an event touted as a rebuttal to Trump’s rally.
“He’s more a bully than a president,” Biden said. “Welcome to Donald Trump’s world. Up is down. Lies are the truth. Allies are enemies. Everything is through the looking glass,” Biden continued.
Trump also celebrated the impressive U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement [USMCA] trade deal he signed on Wednesday to replace NAFTA, as well as the U.S.-China trade deal, specifically how it would help farmers in Iowa. “You farmers in Iowa are going to have to get bigger tractors and a hell of a lot more land,” Trump said.
“We have never had a better relationship with China than we do right now,” Trump continued. “They respect us, the whole world respects us.”
The president said when “CNN fake news” interviewed farmers, they “couldn’t find anyone to say anything bad about Trump.”
“They said, ‘What do you think about Trump, isn’t it horrible what he’s doing on trade?’ They said, ‘No, he’s doing what should’ve been done 20 years ago.”
Trump said that while Republicans have been “creating jobs and killing terrorists,” Democrats have been “obsessed with the deranged witch hunt hoax.”
He added, “They want to nullify your ballots and overthrow the entire system of government.”
Trump cheered positive economic signs before pivoting to immigration. “Right now we have a love affair with Mexico,” the president said.
“Democrats wouldn’t give us what we needed, so I got Mexico to put up 27,000 soldiers on our border,” which vastly drove down border apprehensions, according to Trump. He also pointed out how illegal border crossings have gone down for seven straight months in a row.
“Democrats want hundreds of thousands of people to flow into our borders,” Trump said.
“I should’ve said we will never ever build a wall, and they would’ve given me so much money to build a wall,” the president chided. He said the wall he has been building has been the “expensive” version, the “best” version.
The president also said human trafficking was the “worst it’s ever been all over the world, in the history of the world” and the wall will stop that.