President Trump Heading to Iowa

Trump planning midwest stop as part of victory tour.

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Donald Trump lands in Minneapolis for final campaign stop before 2016 election. (Preya Samsundar/Alpha News MN)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — President Donald Trump is expected to land in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wednesday evening to hold a “Make America Great Again Rally” at U.S. Cellular Arena.

The venue, which can hold up to 8,600 people during concerts, is expected to be packed.

The rally is organized through his campaign arm headquartered in Trump Towers, instead of the White House.  

Alpha News will be live in Cedar Rapids covering the rally and talking with supporters of the President.

Trump has held several rallies, similar to those held during his campaign, since taking office.

This will be the first time Trump has visited the midwest since his stop in Wisconsin in December as part of his “Thank you” tour.

According to the Gazette, Trump will be in Iowa earlier in the day touring the agricultural facilities of Kirkwood Community College as part of “Technology Week.” Joining him will be U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. 

The president is expected to talk about various issues including the health care bill currently making its way through the Senate, his tax plan, and Cuba.

As reported by Alpha News, Trump announced his decision to reverse the Obama-era policy that would remove the embargo on Cuba, starting with travel restrictions.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will be leading a group to Cuba this week to look at improving trade relations with the country according to WCCO.

The Gazette reports that protesters plan to picket outside the venue from 5:00-7:30 p.m. to raise awareness to issues such as health care, Russia, the wall, and the withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

Preya Samsundar

Preya Samsundar was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities this Spring with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Strategic Communications. Preya has previously worked on several State Campaign Races.