Former President Donald Trump, who is leading the polls in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, joined other GOP candidates at the annual event, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Both Trump and DeSantis will speak at the fair on Saturday.
Other GOP candidates in Iowa are businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. President Biden’s democratic challenges – author Marianne Williamson and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., will also appear at the fair.
The Iowa State Fair, which runs from August 11 to August 18, has long been seen as a flagship of presidential campaigns and an opportunity for presidential candidates to court voters.
Trump’s visit is also likely an attempt to cover up DeSantis’ efforts to reset his campaign. The Hill’s Caroline Vakil reports from the event in Iowa.
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