Former President Trump canceled a scheduled rally in Iowa Saturday night in a move he said was due to bad weather.
“Unfortunately, due to tornado warnings in Des Moines, we have been forced to cancel today’s outdoor rally at the Lauridsen Amphitheater,” the former president of Truth Social posted Saturday afternoon.
“Stay tuned, we will reschedule soon. Be safe out there!”
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the Des Moines area Saturday that it said will be in effect until at least 7 p.m.
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“In the interest of safety for everyone in Iowa at the sold-out event in Des Moines, due to the National Weather Service’s Tornado Watch impacting Polk and surrounding counties, we are unfortunately forced to postpone today’s event. ,” a Trump campaign spokesperson told Fox News Digital.
“We will be there on the first available date.”
Videos circulated on social media shows tornadoes appearing briefly as they hit amid high winds and rain.
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Trump’s presumptive GOP primary challenger, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, was in Iowa on Saturday headlining events in the western and eastern parts of the state to raise money for fellow Republicans.
Iowa has seen heavy campaign traffic so far this year with visits from Nikki Haley, Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, who is expected to declare his candidacy later this month, as well as three other declared presidential candidates: former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson; multimillionaire entrepreneur, best-selling author and conservative commentator Vivek Ramaswamy; and businessman Perry Johnson.
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Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.