Trump Requests Votes, Regardless of Voters’ Mortality

( – A winter storm blanketed many parts of the country in multiple inches of snow. In New York, the weather was so bad the NFL’s playoff game between the Steelers and Bills was postponed a day. In Iowa, concern mounted about the caucuses that took place on January 15. Former President Donald Trump made a joke about people showing up in freezing weather and his humor paid off.

Iowa was hit with arctic temperatures on caucus day. It was the coldest state caucus on record. Residents woke up to temperatures that were in the minus 10s and the wind chill went as low as minus 40. Frostbite was possible if skin was left exposed for as little as 10 minutes.

Trump canceled three of his four events in the lead-up to the caucuses. At an Indianola, Iowa rally on Sunday, the only event he didn’t cancel, the former president joked with his supporters that they had to make it to the caucuses the next day, even if they were sick.

“Even if you vote and then pass away, it’s worth it, remember,” Trump told the crowd.

When caucus day arrived, Trump’s supporters turned out in droves. The former president cemented his frontrunner status. He won the state with 51% of the vote. It was the biggest win in caucus history and especially sweet for Trump, as he lost the state to Ted Cruz in 2016 when he ran for the first time as a Republican.

Trump gave a victory speech later and thanked his opponents, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. He told the American people that it would be “so nice if we could come together and straighten out the world” and all of the “death and destruction” that’s happening.

The former president now moves on to New Hampshire. According to FiveThirtyEight, he’s leading in most polls there as well.

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