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Team Trump on Tour makes stop in Ottumwa

As part of the Team Trump bus tour across the nation, or Team Trump on Tour, several recognizable members of the Republican party stopped in Ottumwa to meet with Trump supporters.
As part of the Team Trump bus tour across the nation, or Team Trump on Tour, several recognizable members of the Republican party stopped in Ottumwa to meet with Trump supporters.(James Barrickman)
Published: Sep. 11, 2020 at 3:44 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - On Thursday, the Team Trump on Tour bus made a stop in Ottumwa.

The tour began in Florida, and is making its way across the country in an effort to garner support for the Trump campaign.

A small crowd gathered outside the Wapello County Republican’s office, as chants of “four more years” rang out. Supporters waited in the rain for the bus to arrive. Aboard the bus, former acting Attorney General and Iowa native, Matt Whitaker, as well as notable Republicans, Matt Schlapp, Penny Nance, and Erin Perrine. The tour group said their goal was to bring light to what is really happening within the Trump campaign. They say they don’t feel the facts are being properly reported by the national media.

When asked about the reporter Bob Woodward’s latest book, which illustrates President Trump admitting to downplaying the severity of the coronavirus, Matt Whitaker had this to say.

“I mean he was balancing a lot of things. I don’t think anybody can look at what the president did and not say he responded appropriately with what he knew at the time. Obviously, what we know now, looking back, I think both Republicans and Democrats can agree that everybody could’ve done more. And we’re going to continue to learn. But what I do know, is the president cannot instill fear and panic in the American people. And that’s what I think he was trying to express in that interview,” Whitaker said.

The bus tour continues today.

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