Fox News reports that Former President Donald Trump held another successful rally over the weekend raising more speculation about a potential 2024 run.
The rally took place in Iowa, a significant stop for presidential contenders as it is where caucuses begin the presidential nomination calendar. The rally was held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Thousands of people were in attendance.
During his speech, Trump talked about a wide range of topics. He attacked President Joe Biden and the Democrats over their spending agenda, and he specifically went after Biden for the southern border crisis and the Afghanistan debacle.
Trump said that Biden and the Democrats were leading America to “the brink of ruin.”
With the size and enthusiasm of the crowd, it is hard to believe that Trump wasn’t holding a rally for his 2024 presidential candidacy. But, as of yet, Trump has not announced that candidacy.
Trump, instead, has settled for telling anyone that asks about 2024 that they will be “happy” with his choice, making it fairly obvious that he plans on running. Trump has blamed his reluctance to announce his 2024 candidacy on “antiquated” campaign finance laws.
Before 2024, though, Trump is focusing on helping Republicans to regain control of Congress during the 2022 midterm elections.
To this end, Trump has been, among other things, endorsing candidates. At the Iowa rally, for example, Trump endorsed Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for reelection.
He’s as popular as ever in Iowa
Trump comfortably won the state of Iowa in both 2016 and 2020, and there is no sign that his popularity is waning in the Hawkeye State. In fact, there are signs to the contrary.
Just ahead of Saturday’s rally, a poll was released that showed that 53 percent of the people of Iowa have a favorable view of Trump. That’s the highest favorability percentage that Trump has ever received on this poll. Trump celebrated the poll during the rally saying, “we’re at the highest we’ve ever been.”
In the same poll, Biden received his lowest marks ever by the pollster. Biden, in general, is currently seeing some of the worst polls of his presidency.
Things are certainly looking up for Trump and his supporters.