In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

The campaign is expected to be closely watched nationally because Iowa has trended Republican in recent years.

For weeks, the President and his administration have felt bogged down and damaged by a seemingly endless barrage of inquiries and news reports linked to the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Before he was even a candidate for president or a political figure, Trump took to Twitter to float the outrageous conspiracy theory that climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump looked to the Midwest on Wednesday in search of his supporters' warm embrace and to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in an election viewed as an early referendum on his presidency.

Unable to get Democrats to join Republicans in major legislative efforts, Trump said the wounding by a gunman last week of Republican Representative Steve Scalise in Alexandria, Virginia, had fostered a spirit of unity.

He says, "a few votes from the Democrats, it could be so easy" and "so attractive". It was the fourth straight special election that went to the Republicans.

Trump is the 45th President of the United States. "The truth is, people love us ... they haven't figured it out yet".

Buoyed by Republican victories in special congressional elections in Georgia and SC on Tuesday, Trump blasted his opponents as "unbelievably nasty" and said cable news anchors appeared stunned by the Democratic losses.

Trump was last in Iowa in January as part of his "thank you" tour following the November election.

The president is speaking at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa the day after Republican Karen Handel's victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District and Ralph Norman's slim win in SC.

He said he met Trump at a rally in Melbourne, Florida, in February.

Simultaneously forgetting where he was and clinging to his anti-environment rhetoric, Donald Trump mocked wind power at his campaign rally in Iowa on Wednesday.

Still, the latest polling shows Trump teetering on the edge of that base of support - with just 36% of Americans approving of his job as president, according to a CBS News poll released Monday.

US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on agriculture at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US, June 21, 2017.

Trump will also discuss rural education initiatives, Glassner said.

The event underscores Trump's comfort in a campaign setting.

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