The political future of President Donald J. Trump is the subject of much speculation going into Saturday’s rally in Des Moines, Iowa. As a caucus state, Iowa has long been an integral part of the presidential election process.
President Trump did not win the Republican Iowa caucus in 2016, but he was the second pick, coming in closely behind Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Of course, Trump went on to take the White House later that year, and overwhelmingly won the Republican Iowa caucus in 2020.
The Iowa caucus system has operated since 1972, and is widely considered to be a dependable predictive mechanism for gauging who the next president will be. According to a report released by Fox News in 2016, the path to the