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Sen. Grassley town hall focused on Pres. Trump

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jan 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-12 19:15:42-05

Back from Washington D.C., Senator Chuck Grassley held his first town-hall style meeting in Logan, Iowa. 

The dozens of attendees asked questions mostly concerning President Donald Trump. 

"Why have you not interviewed Manafort of Kushner yet," asked one constituent. 

Another in the crowd wondered why money should go towards a wall instead of local infrastructure, "The roads are falling apart, the electrical is bad, we need to spend our money on our country and not on a stupid wall."

Sen. Grassley pointed out the need for a DACA deal before the March 5th deadline hoping something gets passed soon. 

" We've got to convince the American people that we don't make the same mistakes we did 30 years ago when we thought we had secured the borders because we did away with the magnet of people coming here to work,"

With any deal Grassley said money towards a border wall will be a part of it, "In some way it will have to be but the president made very clear that he's not talking about 2,300 miles orf solid walls, he's talking about 700 miles more and I think there's about 600 now and I think that's replacing some of the 600--but that's going to happen within a few years."

Grassley also briefly addressed President Trump's obscenity describing some African nations as "**** hole countries" during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers about immigration that's caused world-wide outrage. 

"I think it detracts from the very important issue that we got to get solved by March 5th...
it's better to keep to the issues, don't do anything to detract from the issues and bottom line, all people ought to be treated with respect," said Grassley.