DES MOINES — President-elect Donald Trump’s victory tour includes a scheduled stop in Iowa.
Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are scheduled to hold a rally Thursday at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, the Trump campaign confirmed Friday.
Trump has been visiting various cities to celebrate his election victory and rally supporters across the country. He started the tour this week in Cincinnati and has another scheduled stop in North Carolina.
Trump won Iowa by nearly 10 percentage points en route to his Nov. 8 election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Back in February, Trump finished second in the Iowa Republican caucuses to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Trump made a strong play for Iowa during the general election, appearing at seven events over six campaign trips here, according to the National Journal’s campaign tracker.
During his final campaign stop in Iowa, in Sioux City on the Sunday before the election, Trump told supporters there was an urgency to the election.
“As our country, this is never going to happen again,” he said at that event. “This is your last chance to make our country truly, truly great again.”
Iowa Democrats, in anticipation of Trump’s victory tour visit, said Thursday at a news conference that they think their role under President-elect Trump is to hold his administration accountable.
“We’re asking for (Trump) to start acting like the president-elect and less like candidate Trump,” Nate Boulton, an incoming Iowa state senator, said at a news conference at a Des Moines union hall. “I think that’s the point that we’re trying to make here: Going around doing continued rallies and continued tweeting seems to feel like a campaign more. We want to see that transition into governing and governing responsibly.”
Thursday’s event is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center. Free, first-come, first-served tickets are available at Trump’s campaign website, donaldjtrump.com.