President Trump visits Cedar Rapids to address coronavirus | USA TODAY

President Trump visits Cedar Rapids to address coronavirus | USA TODAY 1


Iowans continue to deal with the aftermath of the ferocious derecho storm that roared across the Midwest on Monday. The storm, with straight-line winds that reached nearly 100 mph in parts of Iowa, swept across Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan before losing steam.

There have been three confirmed deaths related to the storm in Iowa. One other person was killed in Indiana. As of midday Friday, some 140,000 customers remained without power in Iowa, according to Another 60,000 were without power in Illinois.

Iowa will submit its application for a federal disaster declaration on Monday, and Iowans should have power fully restored by Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday. Her comments came as she provided updates on the state's response in Cedar Rapids, where thousands of residents are still coping with the aftermath of Monday's derecho.

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47 Comments on "President Trump visits Cedar Rapids to address coronavirus | USA TODAY"

  1. Beth Steffens | August 18, 2020 at 1:43 PM | Reply

    Things are hell here in Iowa and he couldn’t be bothered to tour the devastation. And he only signed a partial federal proclamation. No public assistance given yet.

    • He is a worthless racist

    • Everyone has been going through challenges big or small that’s why it’s important to all come together as we have. I just saw on the tv they are running a news banner at the bottom about all types of volunteers needed but that also shows us there is lots of help out there- we just need to put ourselves in a position to go out there and accept it. Good luck!

    • Beth Steffens Call your insurance company. That’s what I did. This is exactly why we pay the premiums.

    • If he WOULD have traveled around to see the devastation, you would be here complaining that he and his security was in the way of cleanup, blocking roads, causing jams. Whatever.

    • Kris Kenne Yes, and I will add that people who have power out for more than three days get a little ornery. My sister in Marshalltown is on day 8 with a small generator. Trump can’t help this, linemen are working as fast as they can. It’s just a mess and we will get through it.

  2. Gustavo Serrano | August 18, 2020 at 2:21 PM | Reply

    You don’t vote for someone that will give you something. You vote for someone that won’t take your ability to go get what you want.
    Keep your immigrant mentality people! Remember the struggles, stay humble, and appreciate the opportunities

  3. A disaster recovery briefing involving Trump? Didn’t our disaster start when he arrived on the scene?

    • @stclairstclair Your condescending shines through very strong. So Trumps gone everything hes said he would do? Hmmmmm which country us paying for the wall? Has his laser light up the behind worked to kill the virus? Hey buddy, get off your self righteous pulpit and realise that Trumps actions are all for his personal self interest and you dont figure in any of that equation.
      He inherited the best economy expansion in our life timez in our history and like his casinos bankrupted them, his charitable foundation for veterans was found to be a con. His steaks rotten, his university a fraud and the list is long…..but hey keep flicking the sand around you as you try to hide from the facts by sticking your head deeper into the swamp. Remember Rot Jones? Remember the black vote? It’s going to send Trump out of the WH and into the waiting paddy wagon. That guy will not escape the SDNY they will have him in bars….even his relocating to Miami means nothing. Because everywhere he goes someone is going to nail his carcass to the wall.

    • @Lor M. Maybe You Are a disaster? You started off as a disaster Lor.M so funny!

    • @Fur Ball Hahaha you’re in denial like the rest of your brainwashed socialist sheeples!
      Iowa is a HUGE Trump state and you know it fuktard🤣.

      Keep entertainment us please, it’s saving us hundreds on movie rentals!

    • stclairstclair | August 18, 2020 at 6:05 PM | Reply

      Fur Ball Jesus Christ man shorten it up, Lets start with the wall, Trump the only President who was actually able to build a wall while others talked about it for 40 years, Also Mexico is paying for thousands of troops to now keep crossings at a record low……

    • @Mountain Man Roy Jones buddy unbeatable? WAKAWAKAKA watch out this Nov people here have had enough! That loser child rapist is going to jail…so fucktard that mountain goat 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  4. Brutal Noodle | August 18, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    My condolences to the people of Iowa… also for Derecho..

    • Brutal Noodle | August 18, 2020 at 4:12 PM | Reply

      ​@Earl Hawkins *ROFL!!* Who are you trying to convince here? Trump is an overt racist, p*ssy grabber supported by nazis and klansmen… Biden nominated a black, female VP….
      Thems the facts and everyone knows em… You’ve got nowhere left to go but down….

    • Lorraine Eley | August 21, 2020 at 3:57 AM | Reply

      Brutal Noodle you dems are so nasty nasty…unbelievable you are …listened to your convention and all they could say to the American people was how bad Trump was……pathetic!full of nothing….Trump 2020❤️😘

    • Lorraine Eley | August 21, 2020 at 4:11 AM | Reply

      Brutal Noodle your sick……Biden biggest racist…told he had to choose a black woman…..and couldn’t think for himself…….that’s racism….trying for black vote…..clansmen…….they started with dem party…do your home work…..

    • Brutal Noodle | August 21, 2020 at 4:17 AM | Reply

      @Lorraine Eley *ROFL!!* 1. Look who suddenly wants to get all PC when a liberal beats you at your own game…
      2. Funny how only nazi trumptards think biden is racist, huh?
      3. Yeah yeah yeah.. and lincoln was a republican… but none of lincolns supporters ever waved a confederate flag… so things change, huh? Do your homework.

    • Lorraine Eley | August 21, 2020 at 5:19 PM | Reply

      Brutal Noodle who faught for freedom of slaves? …..not Dems… are so full of hate you can’t think straight🤔……all these yrs later….and you bring up confederate flag how pathetic🥺you Biden supporters think it is ok to burn loot riot destroy businesses……over one man …..I will say no one deserves to die like that……but….Biden says nothing🤭 so does his VP……Biden is racist….if you don’t vote for me …you ain’t black…many other statements….I will say it again….he chose his VP….because he was told to choose a black woman……the word black should never come into conversation..there should be no colour distinction….you are or should be one people…..all he is concerned about was black vote… will see that the blacks are more intelligent they know when they are being played👏you haven’t beat me……in your dreams😘 I don’t think you have woke up yet…..have a good day…Trump 2020👏👏👏👏👏

  5. Wear a mask bruh

  6. Girl whose father died because of Covid19: his pre-condition is his trust in Trump

    • Dr. Fauci said if you would have listened to that speech that it’s not going to come to the USA but it’s here isn’t it it’s been here for a while and the doctor is a specialist he would know you would think

    • Pamelia Bailey | August 18, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply


  7. Try-One VH#22 | August 18, 2020 at 4:15 PM | Reply

    The one thing that scares me the most about Trump is…*The unstoppable marching of times that is slowly guiding us all towards an inevitable death*

  8. He’s just chillin…… in Cedar Rapids

  9. Brandon Bascom | August 18, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

    Bro the flood was 2008 not 18

  10. Get the fx out of town!

  11. 🙏🏼❤️

  12. Covid19….TT vaccine 3 hours 3 months … with it H plus tablets 1 hour 3 times a day for 3 days .. and for sore throat 3 days ginger long cardamom amount should be mixed with tea like morning average night and night ….. inshaAllah end will be free. Courtesy Arif Raihan

  13. A must see film being released today: “You’ve been Trumped too” on YouTube 🙏🇺🇸😷

  14. Gdg

  15. Greatest patriotic President in my life time. God Bless Potus Trump and his family.

  16. Did he throw paper towels at them there too?

  17. flawlesslegohalo100 | August 22, 2020 at 7:42 AM | Reply

    trump in my town. wow

  18. I keep hearing there is no help in Iowa yet. This press conference is fishy, they all seem like sycophants.

  19. Martin Rupert | August 25, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

    His visit was simply a photo op stunt considering he didn’t even leave the airport to view the damage we don’t even get the inDignity of getting paper towels tossed at us

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