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President Trump at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 19:53:41-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — President Trump made a stop in Iowa today. He was in town to speak about allowing the year-round sale of E15 gasoline.

He was greeted by Governor Ricketts, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert.

This was President Trump's first visit to Iowa since last October.

In the presence of on-hand lawmakers and attendees, Trump talked about tariffs on Chinese goods and signed an executive order which he said should benefit farmers.

“In a moment, I’m going to be signing...right executive order to speed up reviews of biotechnology so that farmers can get access to critical scientific advances faster and reap the full benefits of American innovation for many years into the future.”

Governor Ricketts praised Trump for his visit.

“From cutting red tape to new trade deals like USMCA, President Trump has been delivering on his promises for America’s Heartland,” said Governor Ricketts. “The President’s successful work on E15 is an especially big win for Nebraska’s farmers. It was an honor to welcome the President, and Nebraskans greatly appreciate the work he has been doing on our behalf in Washington, D.C.”

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