Former Republican President Donald Trump is returning to Des Moines for his first rally in the state since the 2020 election. The event is organized by Trump’s Save America PAC.
“Get your friends, get your family, get your neighbours, get your workers and coworkers, and get the hell out to vote because if I don’t get Iowa, I won’t believe that one,” the president told his audience as he closed out his remarks.
Date : Sat, October 09, 2021
Time : 07:00 pm (CDT)
Doors Open: 02:00 pm
Location : Iowa State Fairgrounds 3000 E Grand Ave Des Moines, IA, 50317
How to Get the Tickets?
Those who want to attend can register for free tickets online at donaldjtrump.com beneath the “events” tab. Attendees can register for two tickets per phone number on a first-come-first-served basis.
Attendees must submit their information online and then confirm their registration with a verification code sent to their cell phones. A confirmation web page says attendees will be sent more information before the event.
Is Trump Running for Presidentship in 2024?
Trump has publicly flirted with another run for president in 2024. And because Iowa is expected to again kick off the Republicans’ presidential nominating process with its first-in-the-nation caucuses, his visit here is amplifying speculation that he could enter the race.
Trump easily won Iowa in the 2016 and 2020 general elections, and he remains popular among many Republicans here. This is his first trip back to Iowa since losing the general election to Democrat Joe Biden.
But other national political figures have been making early treks to the state as well, including former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
Several streets around the Knapp Center will be closed before and during the event. Forest Avenue, the thoroughfare the Knapp Center faces, shut down at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Sections of Clark Street and 25th and 27th streets, the other roads bounding the centre, will be closed at some point today.
Two parking lots on the Drake campus are available for rallygoers: Lot 1, at the intersection of 24th and Carpenter streets, and Lot 29, at the intersection of University Avenue and 29th Street. Both are free. There is street parking around the campus, but it is limited.
When is Trump’s Rally in Des Moines?
Trump is scheduled to host a rally at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Doors to the event are scheduled to open much earlier at 2 p.m., and live entertainment is planned, according to an online event posting.
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Because of security concerns, there is a long list of banned items-
- Animals other than service/guide animals
- Bags and signs exceeding size restrictions
- Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
- Glass, thermal or metal containers
- Laser pointers
- Mace/pepper spray
- Selfie sticks
- Signs exceeding size restrictions (banners measuring up to 20 feet by 3 feet by 1/4 inch are permitted)
- Supports for signs and placards
- Toy guns
- Recreational motorized mobility devices
- Weapons of any kind
Protests: Groups, including the League of United Latin American Citizens in Des Moines, announced they will gather at 6:45 p.m. across 25th Street from the Knapp Center to protest, then convene at 7 p.m. in the nearby Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center for a rally. The groups emphasized that the event would be peaceful and urged participants not to engage with Trump supporters.
Potential Republican presidential hopefuls, including Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Tim Scott, Sen. Tom Cotton, and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, have all hosted events in Iowa throughout the last year.
The president leaned hard into his record on farming, trade, and energy issues. Mr. Trump said Iowa’s senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, are fighting to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Ernst is facing a potentially tough reelection bid, and her opponent raised nearly three times as much as she did during the third quarter.
According to a release from Trump’s campaign team, the former president will welcome supporters at the Iowa State Fairgrounds starting at 7 p.m. The program includes live entertainment starting at 2 p.m.
Transcript Of Previous Trump Rally In Iowa
President Donald J. Trump: (14:59)
Thank you very much. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you very much, everybody. Hello, Des Moines. Oh, it’s been a good time we’ve had in Des Moines. I even brought a hat. They said, “Sir, it is so windy out there.” I said, “Well, my hair is very powerful. It’s very strong. It can handle it.” But I bought it just in case. It may get pretty bad. But it’s pretty windy. So thank you all very much. And I’m thrilled to be back in the American Heartland with thousands of loyal, hardworking Iowa patriots. And 20 days from now, we’re going to win this state. We’re going to win four more years in the White House. We’re going to keep it going.
President Donald J. Trump: (15:54)
“And I must tell you, I’ve just looked. The poll just came out. We’re up to six. Okay. Big deal. Didn’t we win by 11 or something? We’re up to six. And if I’m up to six, nobody has ever done for Iowa and the farm belt and the farmers and all, no more estate taxes, no more anything. I saved ethanol. Ethanol is saved. For me to only be up to six, I’m a little bit concerned. I’ll tell you that. There’s nobody’s going to do for Iowa what I did for Iowa. We’ve just learned through, explosive documents, published by a very fine newspaper, The New York Post, that Joe Biden has been blatantly lying about his involvement in his son’s corrupt business dealings.”
For the first time since losing the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump will return to Iowa to hold a rally in Des Moines on Oct. 9. The President rallied his base in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday night, as he tries to motivate his core supporters to get out to the polls. That Mr Trump even feels the need to campaign in Iowa, a state he won handily in 2016, suggests how he’s struggling nationally.
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