Iowa newspaper to Trump: ‘Now is not the time for a rally’ – The Hill (blog)
The editorial board of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids asked in an open letter to Trump for him to not hold his scheduled rally in the city but instead talk about his policies and how he will help Iowans.
As Trump visits, Cedar Rapids Gazette Pg. 1 editorial: “The campaign is over. You won. Now is not the time to rally.” pic.twitter.com/jIJqNA4aGD
â Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) June 21, 2017
âMr. President, the campaign is over. You won. Now is not the time to rally. Now is the time to sell your policies, listen to Americans with a stake in those efforts and govern,â the letter read. âIowans have questions and concerns about your plans. They canât be heard over the cheers of a rally.âThe letter listed a litany of topics that it said Iowans are concerned about, like cuts to crop insurance in Trumpâs budget, paying for flood protection in Cedar Rapids, climate change, healthcare and funding for public schools. The newspaper encouraged Trump to talk to local leaders in lieu of the rally.
âThatâs a lot of ground to cover while youâre on the ground in Iowa. But we think itâs critical you understand the real world implications of these and many other policies your administration is proposing,â the letter reads. âWe concede itâs not as much fun as hearing the cheers and chants of folks convinced youâre making America great again. But itâs what presidents do.â