GRASS-ROOTS POWER: THE PRESIDENT GOES TO IOWA
President Trump returns to Iowa on Wednesday for one of his favorite activities: a cheerful, jumbo-sized public rally in Cedar Rapids, staged at the cheerful and jumbo-sized U.S. Cellular Center arena, which can seat about 8,000 people. Naturally, local activists from Americans for Democratic Action Iowa will be on hand to protest his visit, but no matter.
Mr. Trump will also visit the much praised agriculture department of nearby Kirkwood Community College, and he’s bringing some firepower with him. Along for the visit: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross; agricultural trade, high-tech farming and biofuels are likely on the agenda.
Mr. Trump will also be offering a hearty handshake for former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, recently named as U.S. ambassador to China. Inquiring minds wonder if Iowa’s millionaire agri-entrepreneur, GOP donor and political “kingmaker” Bruce Rastetter will also be along for the visit.