President Trump on Friday aired a message to Iowa voters ahead of Monday’s caucus.
“I’m leaving very shortly for your beautiful state. I love that state. I love the people in the state. I’ll get there sometime around Saturday night,” Trump said.
“One way or the other I’m getting there. You have the worst weather I guess in recorded history, but maybe that’s good because our people are more committed than anybody else,” he continued.
“We have to make sure we caucus on Monday 6:30. Get there half-an-hour before the 7 o’clock bell and we’re gonna do something that’s really special,” he added.
“I’ll get to see you on Sunday and Monday. And maybe Saturday night late. It’s going to be a little bit of a trek. Nobody knows exactly how we’re going to get there, but we’re going to figure it out,” he continued.
“We wouldn’t miss it for anything. We have record cold weather. Record snowfall. Record everything. But we will not miss it,” he added.
Investigative journalist Laura Loomer shared Trump’s message.
“Please don’t take the Caucus for granted. Don’t let the weather keep you inside. It’s imperative that every Trump supporter comes out and Caucuses for President Trump on Monday, January 15th. Be there before 6:30 pm and leave early to calculate possible weather delays since you have to drive slower in the snow. We need a major blowout victory for President Trump on Monday!” Loomer wrote.
WATCH: President Trump has a message for Iowa voters!
Please don’t take the Caucus for granted. Don’t let the weather keep you inside. It’s imperative that every Trump supporter comes out and Caucuses for President Trump on Monday, January 15th. Be there before 6:30 pm and… pic.twitter.com/MKgUa91KZV
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) January 13, 2024
Dr. Ben Carson, one of the names considered for Trump’s vice president, told Iowa voters to watch out for ‘dirty tricks.’
‘Look Out for Dirty Tricks,' Ben Carson Warns Iowa Trump Voters in New Video Message
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) January 13, 2024
The Messenger reports:
The last time Dr. Ben Carson was stumping in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucus for himself, he was the target of a dirty trick by a rival campaign that informed voters he had dropped out.
Eight years later, Carson recalled the incident in a video message Friday night to Donald Trump supporters. Then he blasted out a warning to them to watch out for dirty tricks to make sure they get to their precincts Monday to vote for Trump.
“Be on the lookout for dirty tricks and be smarter than they are,” Carson warned in the video on Rumble.
“In 2016, when I ran for president and spent many days in Iowa, some folks played dirty tricks. You might remember a false message spread on Caucus day that I was dropping out of the presidential race — even though I wasn’t,” Carson said in the video.
After caucus night at the time, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign apologized for the false information about Carson dropping out, insisting it had been a mere misunderstanding.Advertisement
Cruz won the caucus that night. Trump came in second. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in third — followed by Carson, who eventually dropped out. Carson endorsed Trump and was appointed housing secretary after Trump won the presidency.
Iowa voters must prepare for blizzard conditions as they prepare to caucus Monday.
Kari Lake, who grew up in Iowa, said the weather won’t deter Iowans from showing up.
“The media is making a huge deal about the blizzard, about the snow. They’ve dealt with snow here forever in Iowa. Let me just remind you, it’s January. The people are used to cold weather,” Lake explained.
“We’re going to get out on Monday and make history,” she added.
.@KariLake: "The media is making a huge deal about the blizzard, about the snow. They've dealt with snow here forever in Iowa. Let me just remind you, it's January. The people are used to cold weather… we're going to get out on Monday and make history." pic.twitter.com/PHfm4G7IA2
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) January 13, 2024
CBS News reports:
The Iowa caucuses Monday will be held during a dangerous, record-breaking cold front as Republican presidential candidates worry the impact will depress turnout.
Temperatures are unlikely to break 0 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind chill pushing the temperature as low as -45 F Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. Officials are warning that frostbite can occur within 10 minutes of outdoor exposure and as Iowans will be lining up at their local caucus site, with some forced to wait outside for extended periods of time.
“Outdoor exposure without proper winter clothing will be dangerous,” said Matt Sitkowski, science editor-in-chief at The Weather Channel.
The excessive cold began Friday afternoon as a blizzard blanketed Iowa, bringing low temperatures and whiteout conditions that caused most campaigns to cancel events across the Hawkeye state.