President Donald Trump compared Democrats to an “angry mob,” calling them a group “too dangerous to govern” at his Council Bluffs rally Tuesday night.
Trump made the goal of his visit clear early on, saying, “if you did early voting already, go home, have a good time.”
The evening was primarily filled with aggressive calls for Iowans and Nebraskans to vote on Nov. 6, with both incumbents up for re-election on Nov. 6, Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, and Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, invited on stage to garner support.
Trump also mentioned his ethanol campaign promise, attacked the Democratic Party and its candidates and praised Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s recent appointment to the Supreme Court.
While calling upon the crowd to vote, Trump voiced his concern that Democrats “have become too extreme, and frankly too dangerous to govern.”
“They’ve gone wacko,” continued the president.
“You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob, and that’s what the Democrats have become.”
Trump also claimed Reynold’s democratic opponent, Fred Hubbell, would raise taxes on Iowans and restrict the ethanol production that Trump had just advised his administration to make legal year-round.
This ethanol announcement, hinted at by Trump early Tuesday, was a fulfilled promise from his 2016 campaign.
“I made that promise to you during the campaign,” said Trump. “I made that promise to you during the primary.”
Allowing year-round E15 will improve farming conditions during the summer months in which it was previously banned. This announcement is particularly important to farmers in Iowa, the nation’s number one corn and ethanol producer.
Both Republican candidates who joined trump on stage, Reynolds and Young, thanked Trump for following through with the promise of year-round ethanol.
“For years presidents have made promises about E15 year-round. We’ve got a president who delivered, and he did it,” said Young. “Thank you for keeping your promise, Mr. President.”
Along with year-round E15, the recent appointment of Kavanaugh was a tactic Trump used to excite the crowd and inspire them to vote for the Republican Party, saying the Democratic disapproval of Kavanaugh was “a national embarrassment, a national disgrace.”
Trump said Democrats “wanted to destroy [Kavanaugh]” and, if elected to a majority, would impeach Kavanaugh if they are elected, before joking about how they would have to impeach him first.
Trump spoke to a Mid-America Center that was near full of loyal supporters adorned in red “Make America Great Again” hats and waving pink signs that read “women for Trump.”