An Iowa surprise: Donald Trump is actually trying to win

by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa | The Washington Post  |  published on August 14, 2015

DES MOINES — For five days, the royal-blue bus rumbled through miles of cornfields alongside a popular annual bicycle trek across Iowa. It showed up at a country music concert in Cherokee and at a bacon festival in Ottumwa.

And when the hulking vehicle with thick white block letters that spell T-R-U-M-P pulled into a Wal-Mart parking lot in Fort Dodge this week, people flocked to it. It didn’t matter that Donald Trump wasn’t inside. The bus alone — with the “Make America Great Again” slogan extending across its sides — created an irresistible oasis of celebrity politics amid a desert of minivans and shopping carts.

“One hundred people showing up for a staffer? I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Chuck Laudner, a veteran Iowa organizer who oversees Trump’s efforts here. “They kept saying the same thing: They want something different.”

  • KDC

    We don’t want just something different, we want integrity and truth and someone who can heal our country.

  • Luke

    America is sick of the typical lying politician,
    Trump/Carson for president/VP

    • KDC

      That’s a brilliant mix!

    • USNavyPatriot

      Trump/Carson 2016! I’ve been saying this combo for weeks! And I would be thrilled to have a ruthless negotiator like #CarlyFiorina as Secretary of State. She wouldn’t give away our country to China, Cuba, Iran and Mexico like Obama, Clinton and Kerry.

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