(ReliableNews.org) – Former President Donald Trump won the Iowa caucuses on January 15. The former president shattered the previous record for the largest margin of victory. After his win, he gave a speech that had an uplifting tone to it.
Trump won 51% of the support of Iowa Republicans. The second-place winner, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, received 21%. The former president’s 30-point victory margin was the largest since 1988. That’s when the late Senator Bob Dole beat evangelical megastar Pat Robertson 37.4% to 24.6%.
The former president’s win was exactly the show of strength that his campaign wanted going into the primary voting season. He won 98 of Iowa’s 99 counties. In his victory speech, Trump thanked his opponents DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and Vivek Ramaswamy. He went on to say that he believes the country should come together no matter what party they belong to.
The unusually subdued 45th president told the crowd he thinks it would be great if they could all “come together and straighten out the world […] straighten out all of the death and destruction” that’s happening. Later in his speech, he said the country would come together and “drill baby drill right away.”
Trump also promised to stop the “invasion of millions and millions” of migrants who are seeking asylum in the US and said he would deport more people than the country has seen since former President Dwight Eisenhower. The 34th president was known for targeting Mexican immigrants using military tactics and deporting them during “Operation Wetback.” More than 1 million immigrants and American citizens were deported.
The former president believes the only way to achieve those goals he laid out in his speech is by electing him to office again. He is now headed to New Hampshire, where he hopes he will continue to beat his opponents. Most experts believe he already has the Republican nomination in the bag — but it’s not official yet.
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