President Donald Trump visited Ottumwa, Iowa on Sunday afternoon, going to bat for American farmers at a “Commit to Caucus” event hosted by Team Trump.
The president declared that he was fighting for an American future that “protects American labor not foreign labor,” and added on Sunday that he also wanted a future that “protects, defends, and delivers for the American FARMER.”
He continued, “Fertilizer prices are up almost 300 percent…and Crooked Joe [Biden] is letting other countries rip you off on trade while he does absolutely nothing. And no one gets abused on [trade] like the American farmer.”
“Buy more land and buy bigger tractors,” Trump said he told farmers as president, elevating his accomplishments for American agriculture.
“I ended the NAFTA disaster, the worst trade deal ever made by our country…and replaced it with USCMA which is the best trade deal, they say, ever made,” he added.
“I pried open Canada’s egg, dairy, and poultry markets for American producers,” Trump pointed out.
The president also highlighted that he had also given $28 billion to American farmers, which he explained that he took out of Chinese tariffs.
“A big chunk of that $28 billion went to the farmers in this room,” he stated.
Trump’s speech in Iowa was heavily centered on American agriculture, but he also touched on the upcoming and important Iowa caucuses in January 2024.
“Less than four months from now each of you is going to cast the most important vote of your lives,” he said.
“We’re going to WIN the Iowa caucuses in a historic landslide,” he continued, drawing cheers and applause from an energetic crowd of supporters.