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 there...an 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.”
Heading to the #Heartland today w/ @realDonaldTrump, @SecretarySonny & @EPAAWheeler to announce the sale of #E15 year-round! This change is something I’ve long pushed for because it will create economic opportunities for hardworking men and women in NE and across rural America! pic.twitter.com/KPh4b6maS2— Senator Deb Fischer (@SenatorFischer) June 11, 2019
We’re at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy where President @realDonaldTrump will tour the ethanol plant and speak about lifting restrictions on E-15. Expected to speak at about 3:15pm.@3NewsNowOmaha pic.twitter.com/Vqyw4O4rJN— Jake Wasikowski (@jakewasikowski) June 11, 2019
President Trump says past administrations did nothing when the farm income declined but his administration is turning it around. Says so many nations were ripping off the U.S.@3NewsNowOmaha pic.twitter.com/xOgnkF0Rf6— Jake Wasikowski (@jakewasikowski) June 11, 2019