Trump on the War Path

Former President Trump blasted Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress for attempting to pass a large spending bill, calling it a “monster” and “very destructive for our nation.”

Trump is Pulling No Punches

Trump made his assaults on the multibillion-dollar human infrastructure, social expenditure, and global warming package while speaking at an Iowa rally on Saturday. It’s the former leader’s first visit to the hotly contested central plains state since the campaign last year.

Iowa’s primaries have started off the nomination for presidential schedules since the previous half-century; furthermore, Trump’s visit is fueling talk that he’ll run for the presidency again in 2024.

Iowa was considered a crucial swing state, but Trump easily won it in both his 2016 presidential election and his 2020 defeat. He landed in Iowa days after receiving his highest approval numbers ever in the Des Moines registration poll, which is the holy grail in this part of the country.

As per a Des Moines registration poll issued on Monday, 53% of Iowans have a good opinion of the past president, while 45% had an unfavorable opinion. He had a 91% favorability rating among Republicans alone.

“We’re at the best we’ve really been,” Trump said of the survey. He also mentioned his win in Iowa in November, saying, “You showed why Iowa must vote first in the country.”

RINOs Will Feel Trump’s Wrath

Former President Trump fired a few shots at a small band of Senate Republicans, led by GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, for enabling the Democrats to briefly raise the debt ceiling earlier last week, preventing the country from collapsing.

“To believe that we had 11 Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, go along with an extension,” Trump remarked, drawing shouts from the big group of fans at the Iowa State Grounds speech.

Trump also chastised his White House replacement, including what he referred to as “tv military leaders,” for their management of the tumultuous US pullout and withdrawal from Afghanistan.

He further scolded Biden for the stream of migrants attempting to enter the southern U.S.-Mexico border, as well as the rise in COVID cases as the highly contagious delta variant expands across the country.

Trump’s visit to Iowa takes place just over a year until the midterms in 2022. In next year’s elections, Republicans will need a net positive of one member in the 100-member Senate and a net benefit of five seats in the 435-member House of Representatives to reclaim the majority.

The Heartland State, where three of the state’s four congressmembers are Republicans, may be the key to a GOP House majority. Reps. Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks won their districts by razor-thin majorities last year and their general elections are likely to be difficult.

Rep. Cindy Axne, the state’s only Democrat in the House, was re-elected by a razor-thin margin last year.