Former President Donald Trump decided to cancel his Iowa rally Saturday night following the latest weather reports which showed a tornado warning. As he posted on his Truth Social account on Saturday afternoon, because of the tornado warning in Des Moines, they needed to cancel the outdoor rally, but they would reschedule it soon. He then called on his followers to “Be safe out there.”
The tornado warning was first issued by the National Weather Service on Saturday stating that the warning extended until at least 7 p.m. A spokesperson for the Trump campaign also told Fox News that in order to guarantee everyone’s safety they were postponing Trump’s rally. They added that the event would be rescheduled as soon as possible.
On Saturday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is considered to be Trump’s biggest challenger for the 2024 Republican nomination, headlined multiple events across Iowa where he fundraised for many other Republicans.
So far in this campaign period, Iowa has had many candidates stopping in the state, with Nikki Haley, Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina have stopped to have events there. Pence and Scott are both said to be considering launching their own presidential campaigns, with Scott specifically allegedly preparing to launch his bid for the White House this month. The three other declared GOP candidates, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, entrepreneur and author Vivek Ramaswamy, and businessman Perry Johnson have all made stops in Iowa in recent months.