One of Donald Trump’s most combative supporters, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, traveled the state Wednesday, drumming up support for the Republican candidate for president ahead of next week’s election.
A standing room only crowd of Trump supporters showed up at a 7 a.m. meeting of the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale to hear the former federal prosecutor.
To an approving crowd, Giuliani did not pull any punches in attacking Hillary Clinton.
He called the Clinton family a criminal enterprise.
“If Clinton should get elected I guarantee she’ll be impeached within one year and indicted,” Giuliani said. “We’re going to vote for a Watergate.”
Giuliani mocked Secretary Clinton for appearing unsteady at a 911 memorial in New York and called her supporters left-wing fools.
He also blames Clinton for what he calls corruption at the U.S. Justice Department. And he calls widespread criticism of Trump’s personal shortcomings silly.
Shifting to policy, Giuliani defends Trump’s plans to cut taxes for the wealthy.
“We want the rich to have a little more money,” Giuliani said. “That sounds strange, but we want them to have more money because they spend it.”
Giuliani planned stops in Waverly, Grinnell, Vinton, and Hiawatha accompanied by Governor Branstad as the Iowa vote remains a tossup.
“Iowa is once again a swing state,” Giuliani said.
Former President Bill Clinton and vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine canceled an evening campaign stop in Des Moines because of the Wednesday morning shootings of two Des Moines-area police officers.