The former US President and potential candidate for the Republican Party Donald Trump On an electoral tour – Saturday – in the state of Iowa, where he participates in two rallies on the third anniversary of the storming Capitol In Washington, it is an event over which American voters are divided.
On January 15, this state, located in the center-west of the United States, organizes its popular electoral councils (cocos), launching the primary elections to choose the Republican Party’s candidate for the presidential ballot in the fall of this year, which has given it great weight in the American presidential election campaign for half a century.
Trump, who seeks to return to the White House on January 20, 2025 – despite 4 judicial charges being brought against him at the federal level – will face voters’ judgment within 8 days for the first time since he left the White House on January 20, 2021, in a tumultuous atmosphere.
Without saying a word about his supporters’ attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Donald Trump arrived – Friday – in the state of Iowa, where he would deliver a speech at an election rally in the city of Newton and then at a school in the city of Clinton on the border with the state of Illinois.
In Sioux Center on Friday, Trump accused the president joe biden By “raising fears” after a speech he described as “pathetic” delivered by Biden in Pennsylvania, in which he compared the Republican billionaire’s speech to that of “Nazi Germany.”
Trump described the Biden era as “a continuous series of weakness, incompetence, corruption, and failure.”
“Within 10 days, the people of this state will cast the most important vote of their lives,” Trump said, considering that the conditions and challenges of the 2024 election campaign are “more” important than they were in 2016 when he won the presidency.
Despite the judicial charges against him and the risk of imprisonment for his attempt to overturn the results of the presidential elections in November 2020, opinion polls give 60% of Republican votes to Donald Trump against his main rivals Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, in an unprecedented advance.
In Iowa and a number of other conservative states, the seventy-year-old billionaire, who has transformed the American political scene in less than 10 years, enjoys a very loyal fan base that is able to turn a blind eye to his judicial problems.
The attack on Congressional headquarters three years ago still causes deep division in the United States, as 25% of Americans and 44% of voters who support Trump believe that the FBI is behind this attack, according to a poll conducted by the Washington Post and the University of Maryland.
The FBI announced – on Saturday – the arrest of 3 wanted persons in Florida for their participation in the attack on the Capitol.
During an extensive investigation that lasted 35 months and is still ongoing, the US authorities charged more than 1,200 people in the country’s 50 states for participating in the rebellion of January 6, 2021, and more than half of them were convicted.
Biden confirmed on Friday that Trump and his supporters are calling for “political violence,” and said, “Trump and his supporters (supporters of the slogan: Let's Make America Great Again) not only embrace political violence, but they belittle it.”
Appearance before the court
Trump is scheduled to appear before the court in Washington on March 4 on charges of conspiring to overturn the election results. He is also facing extortion charges in Georgia, where he sought to overturn the election results in the southern state after his defeat.
The next day, on March 5, about 15 states, including Maine and Colorado, will hold primary elections, which is also known as “Super Tuesday” when voters go to the polls.
Biden, who trails Trump by a small margin in recent opinion polls, presented his Republican rival as a threat to the country, in a speech he delivered near Valley Forge in Pennsylvania, a historical site in the United States as it was one of the main army camps during the War of Independence.
Biden accused Trump of using “Nazi Germany” rhetoric, saying that the former Republican president “talks about the poisoned blood of Americans, using exactly the same rhetoric that was used in Nazi Germany.”
In an article published by “The Atlantic” magazine on Friday, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives during the Capitol attack, criticized “Donald Trump’s resort to the attack,” considering that “the threat against our democracy is still real” even after 3 years.