Trump spoke for nearly 90 minutes on Wednesday and started things off by admitting that he was "concerned" by the fact that he was only six points up in the state, despite everything that he has done for them.
"For me to only be up six [in Iowa], I'm a little bit concerned, I'll tell you that." -- Trump https://t.co/4jNO0ITCuF
The first big talking point was the controversial Hunter Biden story and his alleged dealings with a Ukrainian energy executive which was strongly pushed by Republicans on Tuesday. The spread of the story has already been limited by Facebook and Twitter but that didn't stop Trump from rambling about it in the open spiel of his speech.
Trump wastes no time hyping the already discredited Hunter Biden emails story https://t.co/0leRuIcnvo
As you can imagine, Trump was quite happy to talk about this at length and claimed that the Obama Biden administration was the 'most corrupt in history' and that Biden shouldn't be allowed to run for president.
Trump claims Biden "should not even be allowed to run for the presidency." https://t.co/35ui2VfGLW
Continuing to rundown Biden, Trump claimed that the former vice president made a profit out of the job.
The Biden family treated the vice presidency As a for-profit corporation flying around the globe. Collecting millions of dollars from China and Ukraine and Russia and other countries, in fact, the wife of the mayor of Moscow, gave Hunter Biden a check for $3.5 million in cash while his father gave away the store to Russia, including Crimea, remember Crimea.
Ironically, Trump criticises Biden for getting 'rich and powerful at your expense.'
Joe Biden personifies the selfless and corrupt globalists who got rich and powerful at your expense. Take a look at the people that are funding his campaign. People assumed that they'd be funding my campaign, I don't want them, We don't want them, we never needed them.
Trump then goes into some very contentious territory claiming that 'Biden and his cronies' have 'flooded your communities with illegal immigration, deadly drugs, MS-13 savages that assault, rape, and murder innocent Americans.'
"They lived behind gated walls and they flooded your communities with illegal immigration, deadly drugs, MS-13 sava… https://t.co/XNZNI0gfLq
Trump then goes for a trip down memory lane and is reminiscing about the 2016 election which he claims was the 'most exciting evening in the history of television.'
It was one of the greatest evenings ever. There are those who say it was the most exciting evening in the history of television the highest-rated evening in the history of television, And you know what the election we have coming up on November 3rd is actually more important.
After 15 minutes, Trump started to complain about the wind and decided to remove his tie and put on a MAGA hat.
"Should I take off the tie, or no?" -- Trump is now doing costume change https://t.co/arWMoaEBt6
Trump then openly admits that if the Obama administration had done a good job then he wouldn't be the current president.
The only reason I'm your president is because the previous administration did a poor job, so poor, in fact, that I said I'm going to run for president and you know what, if they did a good job, I wouldn't have run and if they did a good job. I guess I wouldn't have won when you think I wouldn't have run and I wouldn't have won, but they were so bad and it turns out that was so totally corrupt.
The president then tries to claim that the country was starting to come together under his leadership but that was all scuppered by coronavirus.
Trump realizes that people who can make sense of his speech are more than 6 months old and remember that the countr… https://t.co/Gdg5dZXsz4
Trump then starts talking about wrestlers and goes on a rambling story about champion golfer Tiger Woods.
It is with great champions, you see it and you see it all the time with great champions, but there are very few Jack Nicklaus. You see Tiger got the same award when Tiger won the Masters a few months ago. I said you know what That's an incredible thing he did and we gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom and he said it's one of the greatest honours.
Trump touts about the economic recovery in the pandemic but seems to be playing a little fast and loose with some of the statistics.
Trump touts recent job gains without mentioning that more than 20 million jobs were lost at the beginning of the pa… https://t.co/KzgrKx1Yk6
Trump admits to the crowd that he was annoyed that a story about a devastating hurricane in Florida and flooding in Iowa got more coverage than him being nominated for the Nobel prize. This warranted a muted response from the crowd.
Trump tells his story about he how and Melania recently watched the evening news expecting to see coverage of his N… https://t.co/ape0fAmyaT
With that, Trump's Iowa rally was in the books. He is due to speak in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin between now and Saturday, in a major drive leading up to the election on November 3.