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In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump

Though a new poll by CBS found Trump’s approval rating has dropped to 36 percent, the president remained optimistic throughout the rally.Like the other rallies Trump has held since taking office, Wednesday’s event served to buoy the President’s mood further, giving Trump an opportunity to revel in the applause of his base and connect with his supporters that are removed from Washington.The rally was expected to include a tribute to former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, picked by Trump to be ambassador to China.”The higher it goes, the more valuable it is”, Trump said.Share with Us – We’d love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism.During the rally, Trump cast off such criticism, saying the reason for appointing this caliber of people is to aid the country position itself better on the global stage.In his speech, which lasted over an hour, Trump mocked Ossoff and the blow for Democrats, blaming the “Democratic” media for being biased against Handel.Trump’s stop at Kirkwood Community College was meant to draw attention to the school’s advancements in high-tech agriculture. He was joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as part of the administration’s latest theme week, this time to highlight the importance of technology.The White House is making a renewed push to get the president out of Washington.But Trump’s freewheeling speech Wednesday, filled with vintage quotes harkening back to the 2016 campaign, including a reference to his former opponent Hillary Clinton, appeared largely fueled by the President’s buoyant mood on Wednesday following the Georgia special election win for Republicans.Instead, Handel’s victory, in a traditional Republican stronghold that rarely produces a competitive contest, was met with a sigh of relief among the GOP. He will visit Kirkwood Community College which is recognized by the White House as a major center of agricultural innovation and speak at a rally. Democrats lose again (0-4).The president went on to congratulate Karen Handel and Ralph Norman on their respective victories in Georgia and SC on Tuesday night.”The MAGA Mandate is stronger than ever”.”It’s always terrific to be able to leave that Washington swamp and to spend time with the truly hard-working people, we call them American patriots, wonderful people”, Trump told a crowd here at an event reminiscent of his campaign rallies past year.