President Donald Trump on Wednesday night held a campaign-style rally in Iowa, at which he congratulated the Republican winners of Tuesday’s special elections in South Carolina and Georgia. He also sent his well wishes to Rep. Steve Scalise, who was injured in last week’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia.
Accolades aside, a noteworthy, policy-related aspect of his rally was announcing his intentions to pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years.
But U.S. immigration law already bars most foreigners who enter the country on immigrant visas from being eligible for federal benefits for the first five years.
It’s unclear how Trump’s proposal differs from the current situation. Continue reading “Wed, June 21, 2017: Trump talks economy, immigration, border wall at rally in Iowa”
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will push for increased rural internet access in his proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
His speech to a crowd of about 250 at Kirkwood Community College also served as a send off of sorts for former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who will leave Iowa Friday to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to China.
Branstad “loves the state and the people so much, and together we all join to express our deep gratitude to Terry for everything he has done for Iowa and for its people. Mr. Ambassador, thank you very much and have a good time in China,” Trump said. Continue reading “Wed, June 21, 2017: Trump calls for rural internet expansion in visit to Kirkwood Community College”
In the morning, the president will receive his daily intelligence briefing followed by one about cybersecurity.
In the afternoon, he heads to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he will tour Kirkwood Community College.
In the evening, Trump will give remarks at an event highlighting agricultural innovation and then participate in a campaign rally before heading back to Washington, D.C.