Former President Donald Trump eclipsed and humiliated Gov. Ron Desantis (R-Fla.) at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday.
As DeSantis was flipping burgers and speaking to a crowd, Trump flew over the fairgrounds in Des Moines, drawing the impressed crowd away and prompting them to chant “We want Trump!”
Trump already overshadowing DeSantis at the Iowa state fair, as the crowd turns away from DeSantis event to watch Trump’s plane encircle overhead pic.twitter.com/nsMo3WpKZO
— Joyce Koh (@JoyceKohTV) August 12, 2023
Happening Now—Trump Force One flies over the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines…. pic.twitter.com/LXYBIDuAFq
— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) August 12, 2023
DeSantis was seen walking with his family through the MAGA crowd amid chants of “We love Trump! We want Trump!”
Gov. Ron DeSantis walks through a crowd chanting “We love Trump” and “We want Trump” pic.twitter.com/IBjOWcEH1i
— Lalee Ibssa (@LaleeIbssa) August 12, 2023
Trump also jabbed at DeSantis once he arrived at the event, claiming the Florida governor can only draw small crowds.
“[DeSantis] only had a few people show up. It’s a big difference,” Trump said.
Trump on DeSantis at the Iowa State Fair: “He had a very small crowd. He only had a few people show up. It’s a big difference.” pic.twitter.com/JDRcbI6l8a
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 12, 2023
Trump remains 40 points ahead of DeSantis as the primaries draw closer, and this incident won’t likely move the needle in DeSantis’ favor.