The Washington Post reports:
The crowd that had craned to watch Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) flip pork chops with Iowa’s governor suddenly looked toward the sky: Donald Trump’s plane was arriving. They clapped and cheered. “We love Trump!” some of them had chanted earlier.
When Trump got to the pork tent midday — with DeSantis’s camp far away and resting in the shade — he didn’t partake in the actual grilling and brought an entourage of supportive lawmakers from DeSantis’s home state. They posed for selfies and passed out Make America Great Again hats to a crowd that clogged the fair’s grand concourse.
Trump supporters at the fair, a must-stop event for Republican White House hopefuls, passed out pamphlets bashing DeSantis’s record on agriculture, and a mysterious plane circled over DeSantis’s “fairside chat” with a taunting message echoing criticisms DeSantis that is too stiff: “Be likable Ron!” The Trump campaign paid for the banner, according to a person familiar with the situation.
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Trump swoops into Iowa fair, defying customs and clashing with DeSantis https://t.co/zZR9hTXe7w
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) August 12, 2023
In his signature move, Trump loudly proclaims for the cameras that he is buying food for everyone, then walks away. https://t.co/tqoXuCAod9
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 12, 2023
Trump: “I’m buying pork chops for everyone!”
*walks away without paying*https://t.co/VkuAvoNTaN
— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) August 12, 2023