President Trump and his 2020 opponent Joe Biden traded insults at each other while campaigning in Iowa on the same day, around the same time, at different areas in the state.
President Trump arrived in Council Bluffs Tuesday afternoon to deliver remarks on renewable energy, and eventually ended up comparing his run against Biden as similar to running against “Crooked Hillary” back in 2016.
The president went on to call him “Sleepy Joe,” and mentioned how he had said President Trump’s name “so many times, people couldn’t stand it anymore.”
President Trump also mocked Biden for traveling to Iowa to campaign “once every two weeks.”
Later in the day, the president traveled to Des Moines to deliver remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa Annual Dinner.
During the event, President Trump touted his visit to the “heartland of America,” and said, “We won it by a lot, and we’re going to win it again by a lot,” referring to the 2016 election.
Scene on the ground at the @JoeBiden rally in Davenport, IA about an hour before it begins. Looks quite a bit different than the @realDonaldTrump rallies we are used to! 😳 H/T @RSBNModerator pic.twitter.com/AeiM8OeBqN
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) June 11, 2019
Meanwhile, Biden delivered a speech at Iowa Wesleyan University slamming President Trump for embracing “thugs” like Kim Jong Un.
During his Iowa visit, Biden also blasted the president calling him an “existential threat to America.”
The dueling campaign stops come just one week before President Trump is expected to travel to Orlando, Florida, to launch his official reelection campaign for 2020.
The rally is scheduled to take place at the Amway Center, which holds 20,000 people not including standing room.
Wow! Just got word that our June 18th, Tuesday, ANNOUNCEMENT in Orlando, Florida, already has 74,000 requests for a 20,000 seat Arena. With all of the big events that we have done, this ticket looks to be the “hottest” of them all. See you in Florida!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2019
President Trump tweeted Wednesday the campaign has already received 74,000 requests for the 20,000-seat arena.
RSBN’s crew will be live on the scene to bring you all day coverage of the entire event, with all speeches and interviews with patriots waiting in line.