Former President Donald Trump holds campaign rally in Sioux City … – KTIV Siouxland's News Channel
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Former President Donald Trump held a rally Sunday in Sioux City for his presidential campaign.
Doors opened for the event at noon, the program started at 2 p.m., and Trump spoke at about 3 p.m. Several blocks of Pierce Street in front of the Orhepum were closed as part of Trump’s visit.
Trump’s full speech can be watched below.
The former president won the state in the 2016 and 2020 elections and boasted in his speech that he’s the state’s frontrunner in 2024.
“I go around saying, ‘of course, we’re going to win Iowa.’ My people say, ‘you cannot assume that to this extent.’ Well I think we’re up by like 47 points,” said Trump.
Former president Trump made his stances known on divisive issues like the southern border, elections, renewable energy, inflation, and the current situations in the Middle East and Ukraine.
“If I were president the attack on Israel wouldn’t have happened. We had Iran in a very good place, they were broke, now they’re rich. Ukraine would never have happened, never ever, Putin would never have done it. Inflation would never have happened,” said Trump.
And during his speech, the former president pulled no punches, criticizing just about every major Republican candidate including former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. One person seemingly left out was his former Vice President Mike Pence. And the one person who got the most of his criticism was the sitting president, Joe Biden; stating among other things, “I will end Joe Biden’s inflation disaster immediately, and we will quickly rebuild the greatest economy in the history of the world. I will make your tax cuts permanent, and give you additional tax cuts.”
Former President Trump also made his stance known on the current state of gender-affirming care for children. And vowed to make a change to it if elected.
“Under the Trump administration, gasoline-powered engines will be allowed, but child, sexual mutilation will be not allowed. I will also sign a new executive order to cut federal funding for any school pushing critical race theory, transgender insanity, and any other inappropriate racial, sexual, or political content on our children,” said Trump.
Former president Trump will not be attending the third GOP debate on November 8th, instead, he will be heading to Houston for another campaign rally on November 2nd.
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